Fueling Outlet for Next Year Is Part of New M&O Facility
Love’s Trillium CNG said yesterday that it’s “playing an integral role” as another Southern California transit agency expand its operations with a commitment to compressed natural gas as a bus fuel.
Oxnard-based Gold Coast Transit selected Trillium to design and build a CNG station for its buses. The new private station is scheduled to open in fall 2018.
Gold Coast tapped Icon West for a new maintenance and operations facility, which includes a new administration and operations building, a fleet maintenance and repair building, and CNG fueling by Trillium.
Capability to House 125 Buses
It’s a 35.7 million project overall, Icon West says.
“This new fueling station will serve our needs as we expand our fleet and provide more service to the residents of our district,” Gold Coast GM Steven Brown says in a Love’s Trillium release.
“With the capability to house 125 buses and more than 400 employees,” he said, “we will continue providing service with clean CNG-fueled buses.
‘A Common Goal’
“Trillium’s experience in the design/build field will be a valuable asset to the project,” said Icon West project manager Robert Stump. “With a common goal of building relationships one project at a time, we look forward to the future with Trillium as a valued partner.”
Gold Coast provides nearly 4 million passenger trips annually, making it the largest public transit provider in Ventura County, Trillium says.
56 CNG Buses to Start
The new private CNG station will fuel 56 buses that will operate in Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ventura and the unincorporated areas of Ventura County.
The CNG portion of the new station is to include three compressors; robust storage; a dual-tower, automatic regeneration dryer, three single-hose transit dispensers, and a dual-hose light-duty dispenser.
‘CNG IS Crucial’
“Continued adoption of CNG is crucial in areas across the country, especially in states like California that are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Trillium CNG managing director Bill Cashmareck.
“Gold Coast was looking for a station that would last so they could provide environmentally responsible transportation, and we’re pleased to serve them.”
Trillium owns or operates 48 stations in California, including eight owned stations with public fueling access.
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