West Texas Transit Fleet Could Shift To CNG

Texas-based Midland-Odessa Urban Transit District, the transportation authority that operates the EZ Rider service for the cities, is keeping the door open for compressed natural gas (CNG) powered transportation as it pursues a major multimodal facility project.

Construction of the facility is set to begin within a few weeks and be complete by 2014, according to an article in the Midland Report-Telegram. The report says EZ Rider has ‘designated space for CNG compressors but has not provided for any infrastructure in the building project.’ And although natural gas is not currently running to the site, ‘engineers have sized a gas line in order to accommodate future fueling.’

A pair of Stripes convenience stores in Midland will soon host CNG refueling capabilities, which has prompted the city council and the transit district's board to examine the possibility of deploying natural gas vehicles.

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