Public buses for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) will now run cleaner, thanks to a new CNG refueling station that has been designed by Trillium. The Houston-based company will also maintain the new facility.
The filling station will be housed in the Triskett District Garage and will fuel buses that will serve westside Cleveland residents, with a capacity to fuel more than 100 CNG vehicles. Construction on the station should begin this month and is scheduled to be complete this fall.
“Trillium has a long history of supplying alternative fuel solutions in Ohio,” said JP Fjeld-Hansen, vice president of Trillium. “I’m pleased to see our relationship with GCRTA flourish, as we provide air quality benefits to Cleveland’s westside residents. Trillium is focused on the continued growth of CNG infrastructure and vehicle deployment throughout Ohio and across the nation.”
This new station is GCRTA’s second CNG garage. The eastside Hayden Garage has refueled natural gas buses since 2015, thanks to the CNG station that Trillium also designed and built.
To convert from diesel-powered buses, the authority received $2.6 million from U.S. Department of Transportation for the Triskett facility and $400,000 from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for CNG buses.