BC Transit Announces Upgrades to CNG Station in Whistler
BC Transit announced that its facility in Whistler, British Columbia, will receive a $3.2 million investment. This funding will allow BC Transit to install a new natural gas compressor and fueling station in Whistler to support buses that run on CNG. This investment will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and position Whistler to meet future demands for increased ridership and improve operational efficiency.
“This funding will enable Whistler to move into the future with cleaner burning CNG-fueled buses and technology upgrades that will help meet rising demand for service while lowering our carbon footprint,” said Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
This project will receive $1.6 million from the federal PTIF. The B.C. government will provide $1,056,000 towards the project, and Whistler will provide the remaining $544,000. In partnership with local governments, B.C. Transit provides access to public transit to more than 1.6 million British Columbians in 130 communities outside Metro Vancouver.