A new CNG fueling station is expected to result in significant savings for transit agencies in Pennsylvania.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Sept. 7, 2016 for the construction of a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station in Johnstown, Pa. State local officials, along with the PennDOT deputy secretary for multimodal transportation, Toby Fauver, Cambria County Transit Authority (CamTran) executive director Rose Lucey-Noll and board chairman Ed Cernic Jr. were present at the event.
“PennDOT expects transit agencies like CamTran and the department to see significant savings due to initiatives like the one we’ve witnessed today. Through these savings, transit agencies’ sustainability is increased and dependency on state operational subsidies is reduced,” said Fauver.
Earlier this year it was announced that Trillium CNG team, which includes Larson Design Group of Williamsport, had been selected for the $84.5 million P3 project.
“This is an historic day for CamTran, not only because CamTran will be the first transit authority in Pennsylvania to have a public/private CNG fueling station, but also because it is a sign of positive economic development in Cambria County,” said Lucey-Noll.
CamTran is the most recent agency to benefit from PennDOT’s natural gas transit fueling station Public Private Partnership (P3) project.
“This is the final piece of modernization in public transportation in Cambria County,” commented Cernic. “By adding the CNG fueling station CamTran will be able to operate more efficiently and see an increased efficiency in fuel use.”
The construction is estimated to start the third week of September, and will be a 10 week build. The station will be open 24/7 to the public.