Cummins Westport receives L Gas Plus order

Cummins Westport Inc. announced today that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) of Los Angeles County is ordering up to 600 buses equipped with its L Gas Plus natural gas engine. Initially the transit authority will purchase 200 buses equipped with the L Gas Plus engine, with the right to increase the order to 600 if certain options are exercised. MTA of Los Angeles County has ordered the

Cummins Westport Inc. announced today that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) of Los Angeles County is ordering up to 600 buses equipped with its L Gas Plus natural gas engine.

Initially the transit authority will purchase 200 buses equipped with the L Gas Plus engine, with the right to increase the order to 600 if certain options are exercised.

MTA of Los Angeles County has ordered the Cummins Westport 8.9-liter L Gas Plus natural gas engines for installation in 60-foot, low-floor articulating buses, manufactured by North American Bus Industries. The first of these buses will be delivered by mid-2005 with remaining deliveries through 2006.

After delivery of the first 200 engines, 70% of the transit authority's total fleet of 2400 buses will be powered by natural gas, making it one of the largest natural gas-powered transit bus fleets in the world.

The commercial launch of the L Gas Plus engine is planned for mid-2004.

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