Glastonbury Station

GLASTONBURY CONNECTICUT

Glastonbury celebrated their ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m. October 26, 2011 at Glastonbury’s new fast-fill Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station to service an expanding Town fleet of CNG powered sedans and shuttles. A leader in embracing and employment of sustainable practices, the Town of Glastonbury partnered with Capitol Clean Cities of Connecticut and the Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition on the Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project, a statewide public-private initiative deploying Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Fueling Stations across the state. The Glastonbury project includes a new fast-fill CNG station, 12 CNG powered sedans and two CNG powered shuttle buses. The Town is receiving $488,200 from the U.S. Department of Energy and is providing $571,628 in non-federal share to complete the $1.06 million dollar project.

“We are glad the Town could partner with Clean Cities to expand our CNG fueling capacity and fleet. The continuing expansion of our Green Initiatives Program is important to the Town and with the new fast-fill CNG station, cost savings will be realized quickly,” said Richard J. Johnson, Town Manager of Glastonbury.

Air and Gas Technologies built the new station in Glastonbury at 300 Welles Street, which is co-located on the same property as the Glastonbury Senior Center.
“We are excited about this new fast-fill fleet station and fleet in the Town of Glastonbury,” stated Lee Grannis, Coordinator of the Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition and recipient of the USDOE grant. “This station represents the continuing commitment of the Town to cleaner transportation options and the addition of 14 CNG vehicles to the Town fleet will have an impact on reducing the use of petroleum and save the town money too,” Grannis added.

“We are thrilled to watch the Town of Glastonbury continue as a leader in the Greater Hartford area, promoting the importance of clean natural gas fuel and vehicles. Their commitment to clean energy is evident in their newest project which replaces their slow-fill station with a fast-fill station enabling them to expand their natural gas fleet. They are a wonderful example to other municipalities of how dedication to and belief in alternative fuels validates the positive results of using Alternative Fuels.” stated Craig Peters, Coordinator of the Capitol Clean Cities Coalition.