Thursday, May 3, 2018

New Transit CNG Fueling Station Opens In Crawford County

Officials from PennDOT, Trillium CNG, and the Crawford Area Transit Authority Thursday marked the start of CNG fueling at the new facility at 13227 Dunham Road in Meadville.
“This latest CNG fueling station represents continued progress for our innovative P3 program,” Gov. Wolf said. “The benefits include more efficiency, cleaner burning fuels and lower fuel costs for our transit agencies.”
Through the $84.5 million statewide P3 project, Trillium is designing, building, financing and will operate and maintain CNG fueling stations at 29 public transit agency sites through a 20-year P3 agreement.
Other stations will be constructed over the next five years, and Trillium is also making CNG-related upgrades to existing transit maintenance facilities.  
As part of the conversion, the Crawford Area Transit Authority will convert five full-size buses to CNG.
The authority estimates saving more than $50,000 annually based on current diesel costs and their diesel usage of roughly 40,000 gallons per year. The authority now has three CNG buses.
PennDOT’s overall P3 project includes CNG fueling accessible to the public at six transit agency sites, with the option to add to sites in the future.
PennDOT will receive a 15 percent royalty, excluding taxes, for each gallon of fuel sold to the public at public sites, which will be used to support the cost of the project.
Click Here for more information on the CNG Fueling Station P3 Project.

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