The City of Columbus will add 16 more CNG refuse trucks to its fleet. Photo courtesy of City of Columbus

The City of Columbus will add 16 more CNG refuse trucks to its fleet. Photo courtesy of City of Columbus

The City of Columbus, Ohio, will be purchasing 16 compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks to add to its fleet, partially paid for with $371,600 in grant funding from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

These additional purchases bring the city closer to its goal of 404 dedicated CNG vehicles by 2020 — it has 240 now, according to Kelly Reagan, fleet administrator.

The city will have its fourth public access CNG fueling station in May. The fast-fill station cost $7.3 million. The city opened its first one in 2012.

The Ohio EPA awarded more than $2.7 million for 15 different projects. The grants are supported with state dollars from the Alternative Fuel Transportation Fund.

Originally posted on Government Fleet

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