The Huntington Beach Union High School District Board of Trustees and other interested staff for the Huntington Beach Union High School District were proud to tour a new compressed natural gas (CNG) school bus.
For many, this was a long-term goal fulfilled for the district.
The new buses are impressive. Equipped with seatbelts, high seat backs and fire sprinklers, the buses are a bit longer than older buses at 3.5 feet longer in length.
The four new CNG buses were acquired by the district, succeeding an earlier program that provided two CNG buses on loan from a program designed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The district was successful in obtaining approval for the new funds allowing for the purchase of four full-size CNG buses. The 2008 models are the first new buses in the district since 1976.