Friday, October 26, 2018

PennDOT Announces Opening Of 13th CNG Transit Fueling Station In Adams County

The Department of Transportation Friday announced the opening of its 13th compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the Central Pennsylvania Transportation Authority in Gettysburg.
The station is part of a Public Private Partnership including PennDOT and Trillium CNG that plans to open 29 CNG fueling stations across the state.
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 several years, and Trillium is also making CNG-related upgrades to existing transit maintenance facilities.
When the project is completed, the fueling stations will supply gas to more than 1,600 CNG buses at transit agencies across the state.
As part of the conversion, CPTA-Gettysburg will convert 15 shared ride and three full-sized buses to CNG. The authority estimates saving roughly $125,000 annually based on current diesel costs and their diesel usage of roughly 100,000 gallons per year.  
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.  
Using the P3 procurement mechanism allows PennDOT to install the fueling stations faster than if a traditional procurement mechanism were used for each site, resulting in significant estimated capital cost savings of more than $46 million.
Click Here for a list of CNG fueling stations opened so far and those planned.  Click Here for more information on this P3 project by PennDOT.
Other Clean Vehicle Grants/Rebates
Application periods are open for several other clean vehicle, charging station grants or rebates, including--
-- December 14: DEP Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates (First-Come)
Visit DEP’s Driving PA Forward website for more information on clean vehicle initiatives.
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