Colorado Agency Has Four Gillig Buses, Is Getting 18 More
Trillium CNG is spreading the word about its new compressed natural gas fueling installation, for the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority in Glenwood Springs, Colo.
The facility features three Ariel compressors (200 horsepower each) and can handle 280 diesel gallon equivalents per hour, with full redundancy. Trillium will also provide years of operations and maintenance support.
The new station began operating around Thanksgiving, says RFTA maintenance manager Kenny Osier His agency took delivery of four CNG-fueled 40-foot Gillig buses in time for the X-Games held at Aspen last month, he says.
“We expect delivery of 18 more in June and July,” Osier told F&F. The Gillig buses will be used for RFTA’s new Bus Rapid Transit routes (F&F, January 5, 2012), which commences operation in September.
‘VelociRFTA’ Bus Rapid Transit
The Gillig buses have CNG tank assemblies from Agility Fuel Systems, using Type III cylinders from Worthington-SCI.
“With over 20 years’ of CNG industry experience, our stations are built to exceed our customer’s expectations while delivering superior quality, reliability and dependability resulting in bottom-line savings,” Trillium commercial operations VP Charles Koontz said in a release. “We are pleased and excited to be working with RFTA, a recognized leader of innovative solutions within the public transportation sector,” he said.
The new “VelociRFTA” network is the first rural BRT system in the nation, Trillium says.
Trillium CNG is a business unit of Integrys Transportation Fuels.
A formal opening of the Trillium CNG facility at Glenwood Springs is slated for March 6.
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Source: Trillium CNG release with Fleets & Fuels follow-up