Flint MTA Switches to Propane for Savings, Eco-Benefits

Metro Magazine

In 2011, Livonia, Mich.-based manufacturer of propane autogas fuel systems ROUSH CleanTech and its in-state neighbor the Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) unveiled the agency’s first propane autogas paratransit vehicle at the BusCon Expo in Chicago.

The MTA’s new vehicle, built on a Ford E-450 chassis, with a 6.8-liter, V10 engine and 41-gallon propane fuel tank, was converted by ROUSH and is just part of the agency’s commitment to an alternatively-propelled fleet. “This movement to alternative fuels is one that we feel will give the MTA long-term sustainability and also allows to help provide a cleaner sustainable community here in Genesee County,” says the MTA’s GM Edgar Benning.

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