The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA), has selected Love’s Trillium CNG, part of the Love’s Family of Companies, to provide a series of upgrades to its existing CNG fueling facility. In addition to providing operations and maintenance services, Trillium will upgrade aging equipment, which will help FWTA operate approximately 200 CNG vehicles more efficiently.
“Fort Worth Transportation Authority was an early adopter of compressed natural gas and has seen the environmental and cost-saving benefits associated with it,” said Bill Cashmareck, managing director of Trillium CNG. “The improvements ensure FWTA can continue its commitment to CNG while providing reliable service to its riders in Tarrant County.”
The private station fuels FWTA’s fleet of buses, paratransit and support vehicles, which all operate on CNG. A new gas line supplied by SiEnergy will increase pressure to the fueling station. Trillium will replace three gas-powered compressors to electric-drive compressors, upgrade the dryer and replace all six fueling dispensers. Trillium was also selected to replace the two remaining gas-powered units with new gas-powered compressors. The upgrades will allow buses to fuel faster, while providing a substantial decrease in operating cost to FWTA.
Trillium began supporting the FWTA station in 2011 with operations and preventative maintenance services. Over the years, Trillium replaced one compressor, one gas dryer, and most recently performed a controls and valve panel upgrade. All works is expected to be complete by late 2018.