Southern California School District Opens CNG Fueling Station
The Fullerton Joint Union High School District (FJUHSD) recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the school district’s new CNG fueling station in La Habra, California.
Currently, 19 district buses run on natural gas and fill up at the FJUHSD bus yard through both time-fill and fast-fill dispensers. The majority of the buses were acquired through the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) incentive program where environmentally friendly CNG buses are offered as replacements for older diesel and gas burning buses. FJUHSD expects to replace most of its diesel and gas burning bus fleet with CNG vehicles in the coming years.
Grants from SCAQMD, Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC), and the California Energy Commission (CEC) helped fund the necessary $3.2 million upgrades to the CNG infrastructure. These upgrades also include a public fast-fill CNG station where commuters, businesses, municipalities, and local educational agencies can fill vehicles.
Consumers can use credit, debit, or fleet cards to fuel vehicles 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The school district expects to use the additional revenue from the public CNG station to fund further vehicle replacement.