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Jon Lender: State's Fuel Cell Bus Fleet Fades Away, After Initial Hopes Of Pollution-Free Transit

Jon Lender: State's Fuel Cell Bus Fleet Fades Away, After Initial Hopes Of Pollution-Free Transit

It would be something new if the touters of government “pilot projects” as improvements to citizens’ lives would announce those projects’ eventual failures with the same exuberance as they promoted their launches. But if such projects die, they usually do it quietly.

Take for example the hydrogen fuel cell bus project on which Connecticut Transit, the state-owned bus system, embarked in 2007 with a single bus that ran on hydrogen and emitted no pollutants into the environment — only water. In 2010 the project was expanded...

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