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Golden Empire CNG Improvements

January 2, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by rich  |  No Comments

GET – the Golden Empire Transit District in Bakersfield, Calif. – is buying new compressed natural gas buses and is refurbishing the CNG fueling facility at its Golden State Avenue location.

GET – the Golden Empire Transit District in Bakersfield, Calif. – is moving to replace two gas engine-driven CNG compressors with electric drive units.

GET – the Golden Empire Transit District in Bakersfield, Calif. – is moving to replace two gas engine-driven CNG compressors with electric drive units.

The agency wants to replace two gas engine-drive compressor skids with electric drive CNG compressors and is likewise updating three fueling dispensers.

The deadline for the CNG station bidding has been extended until January 9, advises purchasing agent Susan Eagle.

Under a separate solicitation, GET is buying 12 new low-floor CNG buses as replacements for older vehicles, some of which have served for 14 years. Bids for the new buses are being accepted until January 12.

GET – the Golden Empire Transit District in Bakersfield, Calif. – is moving to replace a dozen of its older CNG buses with low-floor new ones.

GET – the Golden Empire Transit District in Bakersfield, Calif. – is moving to replace a dozen of its older CNG buses with low-floor new ones.

GET has 84 full-size buses and 19 smaller “GET-A-Lift” jitneys, all CNG-fueled. Five more CNG-fueled Elkhart buses based on the Ford E-450 chassis are to be delivered for GET-a-Lift service by Bus West in 2012. The CNG work is being done by A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems in Fresco, which recently secured federal “Altoona” certification of the vehicles.

GET operates 20 Bakersfield-area routes, on which it logs approximately 7.3 million boardings and some 3.6 million miles per year.

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