Among these projects, Butler Transit Authority will receive $1 million to assist in the construction of Butler County’s first public access compressed natural gas fuelling station. Moreover, the body has committed to purchasing 10 new natural gas-powered buses.
Also, Talon Logistics Inc. -Allegheny County- will receive $500,000 to replace 20 diesel-fuelled delivery trucks with CNG vehicles. This will be the first use of heavy-duty trucks in Pennsylvania. The same amount of money will receive the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre to replace 20 diesel-fuelled shuttle buses by compressed natural gas.
Waste Management Inc. will obtain $400,000 to support the construction of a facility in Bristol Borough, Bucks County, and Williamsport’s River Valley Transit will construct a facility that will provide cheaper, cleaner-burning fuel to the city and Lycoming County’s police, fire, emergency response, public transit and school bus fleets.
In turn, Cranberry Taxi Inc. will receive almost $270,000 to purchase and deploy 25 new compressed natural gas taxis in Pittsburgh and the Republic Services of PA LLC, in York County, will receive $500,000 for the deployment of 64 heavy-duty CNG refuse trucks.
DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “We have an available, abundant, domestic, economical and clean-burning source of energy under our feet, and these projects put those resources to good use.”