ARKANSAS TRANSIT AGENCY TO MOVE TO CNG BUSES; ADD STATION
The Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA) Board of Directors has approved the development of a CNG fueling station and the purchase of 15 new CNG transit buses. Trillium CNG will receive $2.1 million for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of a CNG fueling station for CATA buses. The station is funded from numerous sources, including the CATA municipal and county funding partners and grants from Southwestern Energy, the Arkansas Energy Office, and the Federal Transit Administration. The CATA Board of Directors also approved $6.9 million in federal and local funds for the purchase of 15 new clean-fuel CNG buses from Gillig, LLC. “This is a great opportunity for CATA to continue to meet the needs of our customers with the fleet they deserve. The transition to CNG reflects our commitment to remain environmentally conscious as we enhance our fleet,” stated Jarod Varner, CATA executive director.