Oregon: TriMet LIFT Fleet Testing Biodiesel

TriMet is a transport agency in Oregon, USA. Their LIFT fleet provide door-to-door service for elderly and people with disabilities, and it has begun testing biodiesel fuel on 75 of its buses. This move makes the agency the first in Oregon and one of a handful of transit districts nationally. For now, they are only using a B5 mix (5% biodiesel, 95% regular diesel), but we can hope that they will increase the ratio as time goes on. The test will go on until next spring, and if everything goes well the whole fleet (210 LIFT buses) will switch to B5 biodiesel within a year. Last year LIFT buses took 1 million trips. Thanks to reader John Croft for the tip. ::TriMet begins testing biodiesel in bus fleet