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photo: parked buses, fueling station in background CNYRTA Public CNG Fueling Station

New York State Department of Transportation Central New York Regional Transportation Authority New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation

The Central New York Regional Transportation Authority with the support of the United States Department of Transportation and the New York State Department of Transportation has been a leader in the testing and implementation of compressed natural gas as an alternative vehicle fuel. With a growing fleet of compressed natural gas busses, the agency needed a refueling station. Through interagency cooperation, public-private partnerships, and proactive public involvement, the team utilized Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program funding sources to build an indoor state-of-the-art compressed natural gas refueling facility. The project also included a public compressed natural gas fueling station, which has encouraged more widespread public and private vehicle fleet conversion to compressed natural gas in the greater Syracuse-Onondaga County area. The refueling station has provided many benefits to the surrounding communities by reducing air pollutants from mobile sources and has helped to improve the region's air quality by minimizing congestion and providing the added benefit of public transportation.

photo: bus with natural gas logo paint design awaiting refueling

CNYRTA CNG Bus

Project Contributors

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joseph H. Boardman

Central New York Regional Transportation Authority Vincent A. Cook, Chair Frank W. Kobliski Robert C. Sprague Steven M. Share John Renock

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority William R. Howell, Chair William M. Flynn

Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation Joseph T. Ash

photo: fueling station showing pump and weather overhang with natural gas logo.

CNYRTA Public CNG Fueling Station

Updated: 12/03/2012
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