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City of Meriden

Commission on October, 19, 2010
The City of Meriden opens their first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling station for municipal vehicles at their fleet facility, 55 Michael Drive in a noon ribbon cutting ceremony, on October 19, 2010.
One of more than 30 partners in the Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project (CTCCFF), the City of Meriden invested in a variety of alternative fuel initiatives to power the city’s municipal vehicles. The new CNG station, designed and built by Air & Gas Technologies Inc., can fast-fill 15 dedicated natural gas vehicles daily and was paid for through a combination of CTCCFF money and Capital Bond funds.
Vehicles serviced by the project include 8 planned or purchased CNG municipal vehicles. Also joining the CNG-fueled vehicles in the City of Meriden fleet will be a variety of hybrid-electric vehicles purchased with funds provided by the City and the Connecticut Department of Transportation Clean Fuel Vehicle grant program.

"Combining the environmental benefit of this project with the fuel cost savings that will follow is a home run for the City of Meriden. It's another great example of the City working with federal, state and non-profit agencies to save energy reduce costs and make the City cleaner and greener, said Lawrence J. Kendzior, City Manager.