City officials in Temple, Texas, have approved the construction of a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station to support the municipal fleet's conversion to natural gas vehicles (NGVs).
The public-access facility will be located at Loop 363 and East Avenue H and feature two fast-fill pumps. The cost of designing and building the station will be approximately $1.6 million.
Temple is in the midst of converting its solid waste fleet to run on CNG. A total of 14 city refuse trucks will eventually use the new CNG station, along with other area fleets that are shifting to NGVs.
‘This is the opportune time to diversify the solid waste fleet, which involves providing access to the proper fuel,’ said Ashley Williams, the city's sustainability and grant manager. ‘The city's station will be the only CNG station accessible to the public between the DFW area and the Austin area.’
The city already has 16 propane autogas vehicles in its flees, along with private autogas refueling infrastructure.