PA Public Transit Authority OKs CNG Station

Endless Mountains Transportation Authority, the agency that administers public transit in Sullivan, Bradford and Tioga counties in Pennsylvania, has approved the purchase of equipment that will be used to develop a compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in Athens, Pa.

A request for proposals that was originally issued this fall led to the selection of New York-based Beavers Petroleum Equipment Co. as the station builder. The project, according to a report in The Daily Review, will cost just over $750,000. A $600,000 grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection, in partnership with Williams Oil Co. and Chesapeake Energy, is funding the majority of the project.

Part of the overall project will include the deployment of natural gas vehicles – two of them, initially. In turn, the transportation authority is also pursuing options for modifying its fleet maintenance facilities to handle NGVs.

The timeline for installation of the CNG station is spring 2013.

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