Oklahoma City Council Approves Switch To Alternative Fuels

Tuesday, May 30th 2006, 10:06 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Council Tuesday approves a policy switch toward alternative fuel vehicles.

A council discussion led by Ward 4 Councilman Pete White ended with the council requesting a report from the city manager to find out when alternative fuel vehicles would be more cost-effective than gasoline-powered ones.

Federal grant money helps make compressed natural gas cars and vans part of the city's fleet. Officials say the city's general services department runs 60 such vehicles.

But White says the city should expect a day when the pool of grant money dries up, and should find out if it makes sense for the city to buy the alternative fuel vehicles on its own.