The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) community showed its dedication to sustainable living at its Equinox Festival 2017, held Friday, September 22. The event hosted a full day of events and showcased one of VIA Metropolitan Transit’s new natural gas buses.
Participants at the festival were to explore information presented by community organizations, including VIA, that related to the environment and sustainability efforts in the community. Researchers at UTSA are committed to enhancing clean energy production/integration, improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions with five new research initiatives through the Strategic Alliance between the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (TSERI) and CPS Energy, established in 2010.
Earlier this year, VIA introduced the first of more than 400 new clean-burning CNG transit buses. The transition to cleaner, more environmentally friendly buses is part of VIA’s multi-year plan to significantly reduce vehicle emissions, decrease operating costs, and allow VIA to carry out planned service enhancements.