The Fullerton Joint Union High School District (FJUHSD) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the district’s new CNG fueling station. The ceremony was held on December 5, 2017, at the District Transportation Center in La Habra, California. Currently, 19 district buses run on natural gas and are fueled at the FJUHSD bus yard through time-fill and fast-fill dispensers.
The majority of the buses were acquired through the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) incentive program where CNG buses are offered as replacements for older diesel and gasoline buses. FJUHSD expects to replace most of its diesel and gasoline bus fleet with CNG vehicles in the coming years.
Grants from SCAQMD, Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC), and the California Energy Commission (CEC) helped fund the necessary $3.2 million upgrades to the NGV infrastructure. These upgrades also include a public, fast-fill CNG station where commuters, businesses, municipalities, and local educational agencies can fill vehicles.
Consumers are able to utilize credit, debit, or fleet cards to fuel vehicles 24/7. The school district expects to use the additional revenue from the public CNG station to fund further vehicle replacement.