U.S. Gain will supply renewable natural gas to Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD) for use within their fleet of buses. This agreement will support RVTD’s mission of providing quality public transportation while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. RVTD is a public transportation provider in the Rogue Valley region of Oregon, serving Medford, Ashland, Central Point, Talent, Phoenix, White City and Jacksonville.
“We’re excited about this new relationship,” said RVTD General Manager Julie Brown. “Our leadership considered a number of energy sources to power our fleet and, after significant research and dialogue with industry experts, it was clear renewable natural gas provided the best path forward, environmentally and economically.”
Among those experts was Victor Bautista with Avista Utilities and also a board member of the Rogue Valley Clean Cities Coalition. Bautista is known for his work in helping local companies implement environmentally friendly strategies to reduce emissions generated within the region. “Our goal is to enhance the livability of the Rogue Valley,” Bautista explained. “Renewable natural gas achieves this while providing fleet owners real cost savings that helps their bottom line, especially as transit agencies across the nation are dealing with COVID-19 related financial impacts. The partnership between U.S. Gain and RVTD is a win for residents in the Rogue Valley.”
Earlier this year, U.S. Gain reached a significant milestone by becoming the largest biomethane supplier within Oregon, fueling public and private fleets throughout the state. “We’re pleased to see U.S. Gain continue building new relationships with fleets seeking clean, low carbon fuel solutions,” said Alex Schay with the NW Alliance for Clean Transportation.
“Our customer purpose is ‘Finding a Better Way’ and for me, that means working alongside fleets to determine cost-effective strategies to achieve their transportation-related emission targets,” said Marten Mills, business development manager for U.S. Gain. “It’s an honor to work with organizations like RVTD that value giving back to communities they serve through clean fuel adoption.”
Source: U.S. Gain