New Public Outlet Is Adjacent to Existing Private Station in Jacksonville
Clean Energy Fuels and Florida’s Jacksonville Transportation Authority celebrated the opening of a new public access compressed natural gas fueling outlet last week. The new station, adjacent to an existing, private JTA-dedicated CNG facility, will support both public and private vehicles.
JTA’s goal is to have a fleet of 100 CNG buses over four years. The agency current has 23 CNG vehicles.
This CNG project, one of the JTA’s transformative Blueprint 2020 initiatives, also included a modification to the bus maintenance facility and a bus fueling facility. Fueling of the CNG buses began in December 2015 with the rollout of the First Coast Flyer Bus Rapid Transit “Green Line.”
“With this new CNG station, JTA is taking a leadership position in its industry – and improving Northeast Florida’s economy and environment,” JTA chairman Scott McCaleb said in a release.
Station Was Designed for Expansion
“This station was specifically designed to meet JTA and the public’s fueling needs today and tomorrow as more CNG vehicles become part of the community.”
“By allowing the public and other agencies to fuel their vehicles, the authority will begin contributing to the available supply of CNG in the region, which in turn will help make our region cleaner by eliminating fewer pollutants into the air we breathe,” said JTA CEO Nathaniel Ford.
The new Clean Energy station on Myrtle Avenue is designed for easy access by heavy-duty fleet trucks and passenger vehicles. The station is to be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a public-access card reader system. The station has one single-hose dispenser, with provision for adding an additional three.
Randy Brewer is senior manager of maintenance and facilities at JTA.
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Source: Clean Energy Fuels with Fleets & Fuels follow-up