Flint’s MTA Works with Consumers Energy on New CNG Fuel Facility
Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) in Flint, Michigan has entered in to an agreement with Consumers Energy to build and operate a public/private CNG fueling station that will be owned and operated by Consumers Energy and provide CNG to MTA’s fleet. The fueling station is an environmental mitigation project for Consumers Energy mandated by a 2014 consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice.
The MTA fleet will include 50 new CNG vehicles arriving over the next 20 months. In addition to fulfilling MTA’s requirements for fueling, the station will be open seven days a week, 24 hours a day for public use. The station will be built on-site at the MTA’s alternative fuel facility located in Grand Blanc.
“This is an exciting opportunity for the MTA to advance our alternative fuel program for current and future needs while providing a benefit to area businesses and the public,” said Ed Benning, MTA General Manager and CEO. “We’re looking forward to working with Consumers Energy.”
Plans call for the elimination of all diesel vehicles in MTA’s fleet. The MTA is approaching an 80 percent alternative fuel fleet.