Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. a $40 million contract to design and build four new compressed natural gas (CNG) stations to support the transition of DART's fixed-route and para-transit bus fleet to 100% CNG power. The project will also will include two building modifications for maintenance facilities.
Over the next three years, the agency plans to deploy 452 new CNG buses and 200 CNG para-transit vehicles as replacements for its current fleet of liquefied natural gas and diesel-powered models that began service in 1998.
The new CNG fueling stations will be located at DART's bus and para-transit maintenance facilities. Clean Energy expects to complete DART's first new facility by April 2012.