Last Friday, NGVAmerica members hosted an event with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to discuss the importance of parity for natural gas vehicles (NGVs).
VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio’s public transit agency, joined NGVAmerica to host Cruz at VIA’s CNG fueling station, the largest in North America, according to NGVAmerica. The senator toured the fueling facility and participated in a policy roundtable, discussing issues of importance to the NGV industry.
Roundtable participants covered, for example, an extension of the Alternative Fuels Tax Credit (AFTC), a $0.50 per gallon credit on compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas or renewable natural gas sold or used as motor vehicle fuel, and asked for Cruz’s support in extending the provision as soon as possible.
“Reinstatement of the AFTC is crucially important to fleets that have made investments in clean natural gas vehicle technology,” says Allison Cunningham, NGVAmerica’s director of federal government affairs. “We are hopeful that when members of Congress return to Washington this week, they will move expeditiously to extend these expired credits and begin thinking about a longer-term future for the AFTC and other important clean transportation initiatives. We appreciate the senator for being so generous with his time and for his ongoing support of NGVs.”