The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) and Clean Energy Fuels joined together to celebrate the opening of a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility at JTA’s Myrtle Avenue campus in Jacksonville, Fla.
“This station was specifically designed to meet JTA and the public’s fueling needs today and tomorrow as more CNG vehicles become part of the community,” says Scott L. McCaleb, JTA chairman.
“JTA’s goal is to have a fleet of 100 CNG buses over four years, and we are well under way with 23 vehicles currently in the fleet,” adds JTA CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr.
This CNG project also includes modification to the bus maintenance facility and a bus fueling facility. Fueling of the CNG buses began in December 2015 with the rollout of the First Coast Flyer Bus Rapid Transit “Green Line.”
“Clean Energy is proud to partner with the Jacksonville Transit Authority on the construction of this station and giving the citizens of Jacksonville a cleaner fuel option for their transportation needs,” says said Peter Grace, senior vice president of sales and finance at Clean Energy Fuels. “We applaud their leadership on this important effort.”
The station includes one single-hose dispenser, with the capability of adding three more dispensers.