RTA Breaks Ground for Compressed Natural Gas Facility
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
It was a milestone event for the Regional Transportation Authority as they broke ground on a new Compressed Natural Gas facility at their headquarters on Bear Lane.
"Right now, the agency spends about $2.4-million on fuel," RTA Chairman John Valls said. "Once we have all of our conversion, we will have $800,000, so saving that $1.6-million, that is quite a saving to the taxpayer."
The facility itself will cost about $5-million to build, a good portion of that coming from state and federal grants. Ten new RTA buses that use CNG will arrive in October, and the fueling station should be complete by then.
It will take a few years to convert the entire diesel fleet to CNG.