Council considers converting to CNG vehicles
By Stephanie Johns
Madison City Manager David Nunn said the city is talking to a consultant about converting vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.
During the recent meeting of the Madison mayor and council he said the conversion would be fairly easy and cost effective.
“Ten gallon tanks are good for about 100 miles,” he said.
He added that they would maintain the gasoline fueling station they already have so that they could switch from CNG to gas as needed.
Nunn later explained that they are having a feasibility study done now to learn more about this project.
The next step would be to put together a report based on the study.
The report would include such considerations as the cost effectiveness of the project, how many and which vehicles would be converted. The city also would have to put in a CNG fueling station.
As to the timing, Nunn said it would probably be several months – most likely it would be discussed their next fiscal year.
Printed in the December 13, 2012 edition