VIA Metropolitan Transit, the public transit system for San Antonio, Texas plans to add a major Compressed Natural Gas system to its fueling facility in 2017. The contract to design and build the refueling system has been awarded to Trillium CNG, part of the Love’s Family of Companies. Ten CNG pumps will be added to VIA’s current private fueling facility on North Flores Street.
“It’s an honor to be selected to install another one of the country’s largest CNG stations,” said Bill Cashmareck, general manager of natural gas for Love’s. “Trillium CNG has a long history of providing solutions for transit agencies and an excellent track record of building CNG sites and ensuring they are always operating at peak efficiency. We look forward to helping VIA meet its goal of transitioning more buses to clean-burning, domestic CNG.”
The VIA Board of Trustees recently voted to replace the agency’s fleet with CNG-fueled vehicles.
Construction on the new station is scheduled to begin this fall and open by late spring 2017. The facility will include seven 700-horsepower compressors, with a total flow rate of more than 85 gallons per minute.
Love’s Travel Stops operates more than 50 travel stops in the state of Texas, eight of which offer Love’s Fast-Fill CNG for heavy-duty trucks and a CNG fueling option for motorists. Trillium operates an additional 13 public CNG fueling stations in the state.