Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Station Opens for HART; Green Alternative Systems to Provide New Fleet

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HART celebrated the grand opening of their CNG facility.

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) celebrated the grand opening of their $5.5 million Compressed Natural GAS (CNG) facility on April 24th, 2014.

Green Alternative Systems (GAS), an experienced transit fleet conversion company, will supply the 28 new CNG converted vans to replace HART’s current diesel-powered models. In early 2015, HART plans to replace its retiring diesel buses with 22 new CNG buses. The vans will be deployed during the coming weeks. HART anticipates a total of 59 CNG vehicles to be in service by the end of 2015.

In attendance at the ribbon cutting were nearly 100 community stakeholders. HART Board of Directors Chairperson Councilman Mike Suarez thanked the many community partners who worked to make this innovation a reality. Guests spoke on the importance of the opening facility and the great advancement it holds for CNG technology.

About HART – The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) was created in October of 1979 to plan, finance, acquire, construct, operate and maintain mass transit facilities and supply transportation assistance in Hillsborough County. HART remains driven to serve you through convenient, affordable public transportation options tailored to contemporary lifestyles.

About Green Alternative Systems – Green Alternative Systems designs, converts, and installs dedicated CNG and Propane alternative fuel systems for buses, trucks, and commercial vehicles. Green Alternative Systems is the largest commercial alternative fuel upfitter in the country, offering dedicated CNG fueling systems from BAF Technologies and Propane Systems from Roush CleanTech. Green Alternative Systems is a certified member of the Ford QVM program, with an educated and well-trained team of sales and service personnel located at facilities across the country.

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