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An idea to reduce bus fares

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This came to my attention thanks to Transport 2000 Canada

On 5 November it was reported that users of certain buses in Scotland will be able to trade in used cooking oil for reduced fares. The oil will be recycled to power a fleet of eight buses with 100-percent biodiesel as a trial to reduce carbon emissions by Stagecoach, one of Britain’s largest transit bus, train, and intercity coach operators. Households on a 20 km bus route through Kilmarnock, with 15,500 passengers per week, will be given a container to collect used cooking oil and a local recycling plant will issue bus discount vouchers.

Written by Stephen Rees

November 13, 2007 at 7:48 pm

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  1. I think we’re probably too healthy on the west coast for residents to have copious amounts of used cooking oil in our homes – well, hopefully, anyways. Restaurants, on the other hand…

    ron c.

    November 14, 2007 at 1:53 pm


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