DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- On Monday, the city of Dubuque displayed its new maintenance and snow removal vehicle that runs on compressed natural gas.
Dubuque's first maintenance and snow removal vehicle powered by compressed natural gas.
The vehicle is the first and only of its kind in the fleet.
Public Works Director John Klostermann says it burns a lot cleaner than diesel engines. Its emissions are near zero.
He also says it produces less noise pollution.
Klostermann says it's a pilot program.
He said, "we’ll be taking a look at that, seeing how we do with maintenance, see what our overall costs and life, but it could be the future of public works."
He says they do have a pickup truck and light duty truck that also run on compressed natural gas.