County of Santa Clara opens CNG station

The County of Santa Clara opened its new compressed natural gas fueling station at its Fleet Division on Junction Road in San Jose.

The project is a public-private partnership between the County and Integrys Energy Group and Trillium CNG, and cost $1,512,800, partially offset by a $300,000 reimbursement from a California Energy Commission grant, the county informed in a statement.

The county has entered into a concessionaire agreement with Trillium for the management and operation of the fueling station.

The county fleet includes heavy duty, medium and light duty vehicles. Initially, the CNG buses operated by the Sheriff’s Office to transport inmates will be serviced at the fueling station.

In the year ahead, the county will be adding CNG vans.

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