Cummins Inc. and the Beijing Public Transportation Corp. (BJPT) today welcomed President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell for an introduction to one of the world's largest compressed natural gas bus fleets.
Cummins, through its joint venture Cummins Westport Inc., has partnered with the BJPT to provide clean transportation from Cummins powered compressed natural gas buses operating in Beijing. President Bush visited this partnership as a demonstration of the cooperation needed to improve the environment in China and throughout the world. In anticipation of the 2008 Summer Olympic games in Beijing, China is implementing stringent environmental standards governing auto emissions, water quality and industrial and solid waste pollution. Cummins Westport CNG engines, which exceed the Euro II emission levels mandated for city buses, demonstrate Cummins commitment to developing local solutions that will help China achieve its environmental objectives.