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$800,000 in Grants Helps City of Lodi Add More Natural Gas Buses

March 10, 2005

LODI, CA – Nearly $800,000 in grants will help the city of Lodi increase its use of natural gas buses for the city's GrapeLine and Dial-A-Ride services, according to the Lodi News-Sentinel.The city plans on buying 10 natural gas-powered buses and improving the city's natural gas fueling station, stated Transportation Manager Tiffani Fink. The transit service will be completely powered by natural gas once the new buses have been purchased.The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program, a component of the Federal Transportation Improvement Program, awarded the money to the San Joaquin Council of Governments. The quality of air in the San Joaquin Valley is currently ranked behind the Los Angeles area as the worst in the nation, said Anthony Presto, public education representative for the northern region of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

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