Norwalk adds 14 CNG buses

NORWALK - With funding help from the Federal Transit Administration, Norwalk has purchased 14 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to replace existing diesel buses. The Norwalk Transit System now operates a mixed fleet of six diesel buses, 12 gasoline hybrid buses and 14 CNG buses.

CNG buses offer a number of advantages over gasoline or diesel fuel vehicles, officials said, including lower emissions of soot and cancer-causing particulates and lower cost per diesel equivalent gallon of fuel. (CNG is approximately $1.25 per gallon.)

"CNG is better for the environment and costs less, so it's better for the pocketbook, too," said Jim Parker, director of Norwalk Transit System. "It's a win-win for the community."

Residents can learn more about CNG by going online to or by scheduling an appointment to visit the Norwalk Transit facility.

For details, call Damian Rosales at (562) 929-5533.