Truckee looks into biofuel |

Truckee looks into biofuel

The Town of Truckee is considering biodiesel fuel for its equipment and vehicles.

Town officials are looking into running a variety of fleet vehicles, and possibly purchasing two new diesel-engine transit buses, all using biodiesel to lower local environmental impact.

At Thursday night’s meeting, the Town Council decided to explore the option of using biodiesel in two new small buses the town is slated to purchase, and discussed the experimental use of B10 (10 percent biodiesel, 90 percent petroleum diesel) in fleet vehicles over the summer.

In other town news, the council passed an agenda item that will increase the speed limit on Soaring Way near the airport from 25 miles per hour to 40 mph, which will cost the town less than $1,000 for sign modification.

Also, Caleb Roope, President of Pacific West Communities, Inc, spoke at the meeting about the low affordable housing at Gray’s Crossing, saying that 50 of the 92 units were in place and they are ahead of schedule, anticipating completion in March.

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