The transit system in Montreal is about to hop on the biodiesel
bandwagon to reduce their environmental impact. By the fall of 2008 the transition from petroleum to biodiesel should be complete. The existing engines will not require any modifications and maintenance costs should actually be reduced, thanks to the cleansing effects of biodiesel.
Spokesman Luc Tremblay said the switch would have a carbon effect equivelant to getting 1,400 cars off the streets of the French-Canadian city. The transit system will also begin testing eight hybrid
buses on certain city routes to evaluate their performance.