Utah ski shuttle fleet chooses LPG
Canyon Transportation runs a fleet of 40 airport shuttle buses, some of them wheelchair-accessible, including Ford Econoline and Transit vans, Ford Expedition SUVs and Mercedes Sprinter vans. In preparation for the ski season (Canyon Transportation offers rides from the Salt Lake City airport to nine ski resorts in the area) four of the Econolines and Transits were converted to LPG autogas in late 2015. As vehicles are replaced with newer ones over time, the company's CEO Melanie Marier intends to have more shuttles converted.
The process will be overseen and supervised by Blue Star Gas, Canyon Transportation's fuel provider. An on-site refueling station featuring a 1000-gallon (ca. 3800-litre) autogas tank is under construction and the shuttle company's team are undergoing training to learn how to maintain LPG-powered engines. The ultimate goal – besides slashing fuel bills – is to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20 tonnes annually. The initiative receives two thumbs up from us!
- LPG and CNG cars
- Hybrids and EV's
- News and tips