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Transit fueling station planned

Transit fueling station planned

Tulsa World
by: BRIAN BARBER World Staff Writer
6/1/2010 5:22:49 AM

Tulsa Transit has reached an agreement with Trillium USA to build a compressed natural gas station before its stimulus-funded, CNG-powered buses start arriving at the end of the year.

While the contract details are still being worked out, construction on the fueling station at the transit system's 510 S. Rockford Ave. headquarters will begin this summer, Tulsa Transit General Manager Bill Cartwright said.

The $2.1 million cost of the station will be paid over 10 years from Tulsa Transit's savings by converting from diesel to CNG, he said.

"We fully intend to pursue grant opportunities at the federal and state levels to help subsidize the cost of the fueling station, which would, in effect, pay it off sooner," Cartwright said.

"Once we can get the capital cost met, we can start realizing those savings in the operational budget."

The plan is to eventually have Tulsa Transit's entire fleet running on compressed natural gas, which would mean a $500,000 annual savings, he said... FULL ARTICLE

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