PSTA’s 24-hour-a-day, 33-bay Maintenance Facility is a shining example of environmentally friendly and cost-effective, mechanical excellence.
- PSTA reconditions engine coolant so it can be used repeatedly.
- Waste oil from PSTA’s vehicles is sold to an outside agency. PSTA employees are also encouraged to take advantage of the company’s waste oil collection bins for used oil from personal vehicles.
- PSTA recycles the sludge from parts cleaners and sells it along with the waste oil.
- The lacquer thinner used in the PSTA paint booth and body shop is recycled.
- Fluorescent light bulbs are recycled.
- PSTA’s state-of-the-art bus washing facility recycles and filters water to protect the groundwater supply.
- PSTA uses low-flow irrigation systems and reclaimed water.
- Nearly all office paper and newspapers are recycled.
- Employees recycle plastic and aluminum containers (cans, bottles, etc).
Other Environmentally Friendly PSTA Practices:
- 2008 and later model year buses use special particulate filters that cut particulate emissions (soot) by 90% over older models.
- PSTA uses special low-ash motor oil, which also helps reduce particulate emissions.
- PSTA has 48 Diesel-Electric Hybrid buses now in service.
- Long before it was mandated by the government, PSTA used Ultra Low-Sulfur diesel fuel, which also helps reduce pollutants.
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