Clean Energy Fuels Corp. says Sacramento, Calif.-based Paratransit Inc., the second-largest paratransit provider in California, has selected the company to provide compressed natural gas (CNG) station design, construction, operation and maintenance services to support its conversion to natural gas vehicles.
Paratransit is planning to shift its entire fleet – numbering 180 vehicles – to CNG in the coming years. An initial 60 Ford E-350 and E-450 CNG-powered paratransit buses will access fuel at the new station, which will be built at 7141 Woodbine Ave. in Sacramento.
The public-access, fast-fill station will feature two dual-hose CNG dispensers. In addition to the public demand for fuel, the fully deployed Paratransit Inc. fleet will eventually consume approximately 1 million GGE of CNG annually.
‘Our transition to natural gas is not only the more sustainable choice, but it allows us to keep our costs low, which translates directly to our riders,’ says Linda Deavens, CEO of Paratransit Inc.