Trillium CNG and Larson Design Group (LDG) were recently honored for their work in bringing 29 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations to Pennsylvania as part of a public-private partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) presented Trillium and LDG with the Innovative Award at its annual awards ceremony on Feb. 15. ESPW members submit nominees for the annual awards, and recipients are selected by a panel of ESPW past presidents.
In 2016, Trillium and LDG partnered to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a program of CNG fueling stations in Pennsylvania. The stations will supply locally sourced CNG to more than 1,600 public transit buses at 29 agencies across the commonwealth to save fuel and operational costs at a net-zero development cost to taxpayers. Seven of the 29 facilities will be open to the public.
“This was an unprecedented project that shows the value of public-private partnerships,” comments Bill Cashmareck, managing director of Trillium CNG. “We’re honored to receive this award along with Larson Design Group and to bring fuel alternatives to fleets and consumers in Pennsylvania.”
Of the 29 CNG facilities, eight are already open, and seven others are expected to open this year.