California-based Rowland Unified School District says it is building a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station to support its fleet of 15 new CNG-powered buses.
The station will be accessible to the public 24 hours a day and feature two dispensers for fueling natural gas vehicles. The fast-fill pumps will operate at 3,600 psi, backed by two CNG storage tanks and two 75 cfm compressors.
In addition, the station will feature a time-fill component that will be primarily used to fill the district's CNG buses. The time-fill posts will enable the refueling of approximately 25 buses in a 10-hour period.
Going forward, the district's transportation department intends to upgrade the station with an additional compressor, as well as expand the CNG fleet size to a total of 33 CNG buses.
Rowland Unified School District is located in the San Gabriel Valley, east of Los Angeles.