Lafayette Agency Plans to Gradually Convert Entire Fleet
The Indiana-based Energy Systems Group and TruStar Energy are talking up a new compressed natural gas fueling station for the Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corp, which they say is converting its entire CityBus fleet to CNG. updated September 10
ESG reports a $3.2 million contract to design and build the large fast-fill facility. The ESG team includes TruStar Energy.
Lafayette, Ind.-based CityBus provides transit service to local residents and Purdue University students. “As part of the project being developed by ESG and TruStar Energy, CityBus will initially purchase eleven new CNG buses,” states a release,
INDOT’s in There
“Six are forty-foot standards and an additional five smaller CNG transit buses will be added via an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) grant.” The agency expects delivery of six vehicles from Gillig in March and will be taking bids on five body-on-chassis vehicles beginning September 12, CityBus GM Marty Sennett told F&F.
The remaining CityBus vehicles will be replaced on an annual basis to gradually convert the entire 73-bus fleet to CNG.
Construction of the CityBus CNG fuel station is to begin this year. It is expected to be operational by March.
ESG is a unit of Vectren Corp. Mark Falahee is business development manager.
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Source: TruStar Energy and ESG with Fleets & Fuels follow-up