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Tulsa Gets New Buses

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By John Durkee

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Tulsa, OK – Stimulus money helps Tulsa bus conversion

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa's public transportation system plans to use federal stimulus funds to convert a large portion of its fleet from diesel-powered buses to ones that run on compressed natural gas.

The $13 million project will switch out 13 of the Tulsa Transit's 62 long buses and all 35 of the Lift Program's paratransit mini buses.

It also could fund the construction of a CNG fueling station for the buses and make some other system improvements.

Tulsa Transit General Manager Bill Cartwright said the effort is looked at as the first phase of an eventual total conversion.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.