The reconfiguration and upgrading will be on the CNG compressor equipment at four Clean Energy-operated Metro fueling facilities, and it will take place during the next 18 months. The project is support by fundings from the federal program created by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
According to James N. Harger, Clean Energy’s chief marketing officer, they were selected for their experience among local transit operators. “Across America, Clean Energy is partnering with many major public transit agencies and their service providers to fuel over 5,000 buses and to help them implement and expand their clean-fuel programs,” he added.
Metro has 2,506 CNG-powered buses, which comprise 95% of its overall fleet and consume more than 30 million gallons of natural gas annually. It deploys its vehicles on 191 fixed routes in a 1,433-square-mile service area in Los Angeles County, with more than 365 million passenger boardings during last year.