Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced a slew of new agreements with several well-known some of the nation’s largest and most environmentally-conscious transit agencies. Long-time customer and an early adopter of renewable natural gas, the Big Blue Bus in Santa Monica, CA has signed a maintenance agreement for its fleet of 195 transit buses that fuels with an anticipated 7.5 million gallons of biomethane.
In 2015, Big Blue Bus became one of the country’s first municipal transit agencies to convert its entire fleet to this renewable fuel. Nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to a cleaner environment, Big Blue Bus transports 44,000 passengers daily across a 58-square-mile service area.
“We count Big Blue Bus as one of our most important customers because the leadership role the transit agency plays in tackling the issues of clean air and climate change,” said Chad Lindholm, Clean Energy Senior Vice President. “Fueling their fleet of buses with renewable natural gas provides immediate and significant carbon reductions, while improving air quality for people who live in and around the community of Santa Monica.”
“Our longstanding partnership with Clean Energy helps us deliver on our mission to provide affordable and sustainable transportation, while creating healthier, more livable communities. Further, our adoption of renewable natural gas aligns with our strategic goal to implement a full zero-emissions fleet by 2030,” said Ed King, director, Santa Monica Department of Transportation.
Moreover, the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority has signed a maintenance agreement with Clean Energy for its Birmingham, AL station. The station is expected to use an anticipated 2 million gallons of fuel for 186 transit buses.
The city of Tucson has also signed a maintenance agreement with Clean Energy to support its fleet operations. The station uses an anticipated 2 million gallons of fuel to power 150 transit buses and refuse trucks.
In addition, Valley Regional Transit in Boise, ID has inked a maintenance agreement with Clean Energy. The CNG station uses an expected 1.7 million gallons of fuel to power its fleet of 30 transit buses.
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ has signed an agreement with Clean Energy to maintain its station. The filling station is anticipated to provide 1.5 million gallons of renewable fuel for 30 park shuttle buses.
Source: Clean Energy