New CNG Rental Car Shuttle Buses Debut at BWI Marshall Airport
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has placed the first of 20 new CNG-powered buses into service that provide transportation between the passenger terminal and the airport’s consolidated rental car facility. The 60-foot, articulated natural gas buses will provide around-the-clock service at BWI Marshall Airport.
The new buses, which are manufactured by New Flyer of America, offer many customer service amenities and provide about a 50 percent increase in capacity over the older rental car shuttle fleet.
In December 2016, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved the contract to procure the 20 buses. The $15 million purchase is funded through the Customer Facility Charge (CFC) fee on airport rental car transactions.
About half of the new buses will be in service this week. The remaining buses will be delivered to the airport and put into service before the end of the year. The new buses will replace a fleet of 40-foot, transit-style rental car shuttle buses that were manufactured in 2004.