Today was the ribbon cutting ceremony for a compressed natural gas fueling station in Indiana.
The Trillium CNG station located on Saltsburg Street will primarily serve IndiGo, but the station is also open to the public 24/7. The station was built through a public-private partnership between Trillium and PennDOT. This marks the fourth of six new CNG stations being built by Trillium across the state as part of that partnership and will provide CNG to more than 1,600 buses across Pennsylvania, including eleven from IndiGo.
In a news release, Bill Cashmareck of Trillium said that the work behind that partnership is beginning to pay off, as they are offering a clean fuel derived from abundant local resources, and they are giving consumers a new option when it comes to vehicle fuel.
Along with private CNG stations, there are 34 CNG stations across the state.
To date, stations have opened at:
- Cambria County Transportation Authority, Johnstown Facility, includes public fueling.
- Mid Mon Valley Transportation Authority.
- Central Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, York Facility, includes public fueling.
- Cambria County Transportation Authority, Ebensburg Facility
- Westmoreland County Transportation Authority
- Centre Area Transportation Authority
- Beaver County Transit Agency
- Crawford Area Transportation Authority
- New Castle Area Transportation Authority, includes public fueling.
- County of Lebanon Transportation Authority
- Altoona Metro Transit
- Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority, Allentown Facility
- Central Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Gettysburg Facility
A list of other agencies participating in the P3 project, in order of construction-start timeline, follows:
- Butler Transportation Authority (2018)
- Erie Metropolitan Transportation Authority (2019), includes public fueling.
- Mercer County Regional Council of Governments (2019)
- Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation System (2019)
- Monroe County Transportation Authority (2019)
- Area Transportation Authority of North Central PA, Bradford Facility (2019)
- Area Transportation Authority of North Central PA, Johnsonburg Facility (2019)
- County of Lackawanna Transportation System (2020), includes public fueling.
- Area Transportation Authority of North Central PA, DuBois Facility (2020)
- Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority, Easton Facility (2021)
- Luzerne County Transportation Authority (2021)
- Schuylkill Transportation System (2021)
- Transit Authority of Warren County (2021)
- Capital Area Transit
- Port Authority of Allegheny County
When the project is completed, the fueling stations will supply gas to more than 1,600 CNG buses at transit agencies across the state.