“We not only had a growing transportation fleet that burns CNG, but we had to drive off-site every morning to fill the buses, which costs time and money, and the price of fuel is much higher than if you pumped it yourself,” stated Bill Bertrand, district deputy superintendent of Alternative Education. “For health reasons, the CNG emissions are free of pollutants,” he added.
The station has been designed to house 60 CNG buses. Besides, the facility has two compressors, a dryer to take out condensation from existing CNG buses before it gets compressed, space for additional compressors and a defueling station, reported “Contra Costa Times”.
Last week, school board members travelled in one of the district’s new CNG buses to the station, as the news website reported.
During 2009, The Air Quality Management District awarded Chaffey Joint Union more than $283,000 to replace two old diesel buses with new CNG units.