Airport Authority Opens First Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station at BNA
The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) officially opened its first CNG fueling station at Nashville International Airport (BNA) to fuel all BNA parking lot shuttles and CNG-fueled company vehicles.
Since the start of 2017, all 28 of BNA’s parking shuttles have been fueled by CNG. The conversion from petroleum-based fuels to cleaner burning CNG across the airport’s shuttle bus fleet is anticipated to reduce the bus fleet’s greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 14 percent. MNAA is also currently in the process of transitioning all company vehicles to CNG.
“Sustainability is always a top priority in every project the Airport Authority takes on,” said Rob Wigington, MNAA president and CEO. “We officially transitioned to CNG-fueled shuttles in early January, so from a sustainability perspective, it only made sense that we also open and operate a compressed natural gas fueling station for our new fleet.”
MNAA has been recognized for the scope and quality of its sustainable practices in recent years. Some recent awards include 2016 Airports Going Green, 2016 Airport Council International – North America Environmental Achievement Award, 2015 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award in the Sustainable Performance category and “Game Changer” by the American Society of Civil Engineers.