|A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2:00 p.m. December 9, 2011 at The Yellow Cab Company’s Bloomfield headquarters will celebrate Hartford County’s first public access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, built and operated by Clean Energy.|
“As the company celebrates its 90th anniversary of the first taxi license granted in the State of Connecticut, The Yellow Cab Company has re-positioning their legacy to lead Connecticut’s clean energy solution in the transportation sector,” according to company president Marco Henry. An award-winning, innovative leader in the taxi business, The Yellow Cab Company’s Henry pioneered green taxi fleet technology in 1998. He was the first taxi fleet owner in the nation to convert Honda Civics to CNG through a federal/DOE Clean Cities grant.
The new fuel station will serve anyone in the public operating a CNG vehicle. By year’s end, The Yellow Cab Company will deploy 110 new CNG taxis as part of this ambitious project.
Clean Energy built the new station at The Yellow Cab Company‘s fleet facility at 86 Granby Road in Bloomfield as part of the Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project (CTCCFF). The station is the second of three to be opened in the state by Clean Energy as part of the statewide initiative.
About The Yellow Cab Company: The Yellow Cab Company headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut has historic significance in Connecticut’s transportation history. The Yellow Cab Company is Connecticut’s oldest taxi company established in 1898. The company received the first taxi license ever issued in 1921. In 2011, the company celebrates the 90th Anniversary of the first taxi license ever issued.