Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and rabbittransit in York, Pennsylvania, celebrated the opening of a new CNG station at a recent ribbon cutting. The new facility is the second public CNG station Love’s Trillium CNG designed, built and maintains for transit authorities in Pennsylvania as part of a public-private partnership (P-3) PennDOT awarded to the company last year.
“CNG is clean transportation fuel,” said Richard Farr, rabbittransit executive director. “Not only will it help reduce our carbon footprint, but it will help reduce our maintenance costs as well as create jobs in Pennsylvania.”
The P-3 project will provide CNG to more than 1,600 buses at transit agencies across Pennsylvania. rabbittransit has one CNG bus, and eight additional CNG buses will be delivered next month. The P-3 project benefits the public by providing cleaner air to the community and consumers with more public CNG facilities.
“This P3 CNG program will make our transit agencies more efficient, saving resources and heling our environment,” Governor Wolf said of the opening. “I’m pleased that with this station, we now have two CNG facilities in York the public can access.”
The new station in York was primarily built to meet the needs of rabbittransit’s growing fleet of CNG buses, but is also open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Six of the 29 facilities in the P-3 project will be open to the public. The first public facility opened in April in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, at the Cambria County Transit Authority. Another private facility for Mid Mon Valley Transit in Donora, Pennsylvania, opened this month.
Trillium used the new fueling station as a stop on the second annual From Sea-to-Shining-Sea NGV Road Rally Across America, presented by NGVAmerica, the American Public Gas Association and the American Gas Association. This year’s 18-stop, 4,825-mile journey began outside of Long Beach, California, Monday, June 5 and concluded in Washington, D.C. Friday, June 16.