City of Anderson gets new natural gas powered public transit bus
 

August 1, 2019. The city of Anderson will receive a new compressed natural gas (CNG) powered public transit bus thanks to the first round of funding from South Carolina’s share of the Volkswagen Settlement Fund, Governor Henry McMaster said Tuesday.

   McMaster said the funding is also being used to invest in new, propane-powered school buses to replace aging school buses in Midlands and Coastal school districts.

South Carolina’s share of the Volkswagen Settlement Fund totaled $34 million.

   The state granted 15 percent of the funding needed for Anderson to acquire the $490,000 ElDorado National Axess compressed natural gas fueled transit bus. A federal grant will cover the remaining costs, the governor’s office said.