The Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA) in Portage County, Ohio, has awarded Clean Energy a $2.8 million design-and-build contract for a compressed natural gas (CNG) station supporting the transit agency.
The agency, whose service area totals approximately 500 square miles, will also be purchasing eight new CNG buses with assistance from the Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant and the Ohio Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program – statewide programs to replace or refurbish aging diesel engines, says Clean Energy.
Notably, the station will also be open to the general public.
“We’re excited about the addition of these buses and breaking ground on a new station,” says Claudia Amrhein, PARTA’s general manager, in a Clean Energy blog post. “We are excited to partner with Clean Energy and bring clean CNG buses to our riders.”