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Transport Minister says proposal for JUTC natural gas pilot project being finalised

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Transport Minister Mike Henry has disclosed that a proposal is being finalised for the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) to manage a pilot project to determine the feasibility of transforming the bus service to use liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Speaking in the Sectoral Debate on Wednesday Henry said the project is to be rolled out under JUTC stewardship at Montego Bay Metro Bus Company in St James through a bus and fuel supply platform, with technical guidance from New Fortress Energy.

He said if successful the project could see the overall publicly operated bus service being gradually switched to LNG.

Henry said the JUTC is also to undertake a separate pilot project, involving one of its depots, for a study on combining diesel oil with compressed natural gas.