Tri Delta Transit Makes the Switch to Cleaner Burning, 100% Renewable and Sustainable Neste MY Renewable Diesel

Dec. 5, 2017
The Eastern Contra Costa County Transit Authority has switched their entire fleet of transit buses from operating on petroleum diesel to using only Neste MY Renewable Diesel.

The Eastern Contra Costa County Transit Authority has switched their entire fleet of transit buses from operating on petroleum diesel to using only Neste MY Renewable Diesel.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a low-carbon fuel, produced from 100 percent renewable and sustainable raw materials. This innovative fuel cuts greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 percent and significantly reduces tailpipe emissions, all while enhancing fleet performance. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a drop-in alternative to petroleum diesel and is distributed via the same fuel infrastructure.

Tri Delta Transit provides over 3,000,000 trips each year to a population of more than 250,000 residents in the 225 square miles of Eastern Contra Costa County. It operates 14 local bus routes Monday through Friday, four local bus routes on weekends, door-to-door bus service for senior citizens and people with disabilities, and shuttle services to community events.

"Tri Delta Transit is committed to operating our service safely, efficiently and responsibly," said Jeanne Krieg, CEO at Tri Delta Transit. "By switching to Neste MY renewable diesel, we will reduce our output of greenhouse gases by up to 80 percent."

In addition, the company reports that complaints about engine smoke have been totally eliminated even from the older vehicles in the fleet. Tri Delta Transit's 3,000,000 trips a year are now more sustainable and more rider-friendly because there's no smoke and fuel odor, eliminated by switching to Neste MY renewable diesel.

"Since changing fuels, we have received zero complaints from drivers regarding vehicle power and reliability, and there has been no change to routine maintenance," said Kevin Moody, maintenance director at Tri Delta Transit. Moody added that none of the drivers were told of the switch to renewable diesel and none of them noticed any difference at all.

"Neste is happy to have a forward-thinking company like Tri Delta Transit join the ranks of other progressive companies leading the way towards sustainable solutions," said Jeremy Baines, vice president of sales, Neste US Inc. "By making the switch to Neste MY Renewable Diesel, they are committed to reducing emissions and protecting the environment."

Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority (Tri-Delta Transit)
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