Houston’s Freedom CNG Approved to Construct Station for Metro Fleet
Freedom CNG has received approval from the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County’s (METRO) board of directors to break ground on its third fast-fill CNG fueling station in Houston, Texas. The project will be realized in cooperation with CenterPoint Energy Services (CES) and the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) to further encourage the local use of NGVs in Southeast Texas. The new station will be located at METRO’s bus operations and support facility in North Houston. The station, which is scheduled to open in the third quarter this year, will service METRO’s up to 83 new CNG powered transit buses. “METRO’s use of CNG buses will provide another operational option that contributes to reducing dependence on foreign oil supplies while reducing emissions, being kind to the environment and the entire community,” said Andrew Skabowski, chief operating officer for METRO. The new METRO station will also serve third-party users from passenger vehicles to tractor trailers, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.