$3.8 Million Station to Be First Public Fast Fill in Region
Transpo has selected EFS West as the contractor for a $3.8 million dollar compressed natural gas facility in South Bend, Ind. “This will be the first fast-fill public CNG facility in the region and will be able to fuel up to six vehicles at one time,” the agency said.
Construction is expected to begin in March with the facility completed and opened in by late July 2015.
Transpo scored another regional first this past autumn, taking delivery of the first of its 16 compressed natural gas-fueled, 35-foot Xcelsior buses by New Flyer (F&F, September 16).
The fleet is to go into service later this year.
The CNG facility on Transpo property at 1401 South Lafayette Blvd. in South bend was made possible by a Department of Energy grant with additional funding from the Federal Transit Administration through CMAQ grants provided through the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) and Diesel Wise Indiana, Transpo says.
The City of South Bend provided the local funding match.
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Source: Transpo with Fleets & Fuels follow-up