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SolTrans Expands Investment in Alternative Fuels; Breaks Ground for On-Site CNG Fueling Station

As part of a system overhaul that includes acquiring alternate-fuel vehicles, Solano County Transit (SolTrans) broke ground March 3 for a CNG fueling facility at its operations and maintenance facility in Vallejo, CA.

The agency is replacing its existing fleet of clean diesel-powered commuter buses with CNG-powered vehicles and introducing 100 percent electric buses from BYD to service. The CNG buses require a special facility for fueling and maintenance and currently SolTrans operators use a facility about five miles from their home base.

Local artist Miro Salazar designed a custom exterior wrap for the electric bus on display at the event, which also included vehicle tours and brief rides.

Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), right, presents a proclamation acknowledging SolTrans’ use of alternative-fuel buses to SolTrans Executive Director Mona Babauta and Board Chairperson and Vallejo Mayor Bob Sampayan.
Photo by Robert Briseno, BB&B Business Group

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