PennDOT Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation Toby Fauver joined Cambria County Transit Authority (CamTran) Executive Director Rose Lucey-Noll, Board Chairman Ed Cernic Jr., and state and local officials to break ground on a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Johnstown, Pa.
According to PennDOT, the station will be open 24/7 to the public and will be a part of the 20-year Public Private Partnership (P3) project.
Fauver said, “PennDOT expects transit agencies like CamTran and the department to see significant savings due to initiatives like the one we’ve witnessed today. Through these savings, transit agencies’ sustainability is increased and dependency on state operational subsidies is reduced.”
Earlier this year, it was announced that the Trillium CNG team, which includes Larson Design Group of Williamsport, had been selected for the $84.5 million P3 project.
“This is an historic day for CamTran, not only because CamTran will be the first transit authority in Pennsylvania to have a public/private CNG fueling station, but also because it is a sign of positive economic development in Cambria County,” said CamTran’s Lucey-Noll.
“This is the final piece of modernization in public transportation in Cambria County,” commented CamTran’s Cernic Jr. “By adding the CNG fueling station, CamTran will be able to operate more efficiently and see an increased efficiency in fuel use.”
The construction, estimated to start the third week of September, will be a 10-week build.