The new refuelling station is the second in Gardena as the first LAUSD’s facility there was established in 2001 and supported 97 CNG buses. The district has another CNG site in the Valley, capable of fuelling 100 school buses. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by LAUSD officials and dignitaries from NGVAmerica, Trillium USA, SCAQMD and Sempra Energy.
LAUSD was recognized with the national Government Green Fleet™ Award, the only school district included among the top 40 government fleets in the country. The district also received a 2010 NGV Achievement Award for its efforts to green its school bus fleet with natural gas. Earlier this year, LAUSD acquired 260 new CNG buses via two separate orders of 130 buses each from Blue Bird and Thomas Built Buses.