Tuesday, October 30, 2018

PennDOT Announces Opening Of 14th CNG Transit Fueling Station In Indiana County

The Department of Transportation Tuesday announced the opening of its 14th compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at IndiGO-Indiana, 1657 Saltsburg Avenue in Indiana PA .
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, IndiGO-Indiana will replace its current 13 CNG buses with updated versions.  In addition to the transit bus fueling, the Indiana station will be open to the public 24/7.
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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