Rowland Unified is building a compressed natural gas (CNG) station for its fleet of new CNG busses. This station will also be open to the public at very affordable rates. The district broke ground at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
“We believe this is a wonderful opportunity to be good to our environment by providing a fleet of 15 new CNG buses that serve our community. In addition, it is a new way to raise funds for our District,” said Superintendent Ruben Frutos.
The new CNG station will be open to the public 24 hours a day. It will have two dispensers for fueling CNG vehicles (both cars and trucks) with fast-fill pumps operating at pressure ratings of up to 3600 psi.
The station will have two storage tanks with two 75 square cubic feet per minute compressors that operate both the fast-fill and the school bus time-fill CNG stations simultaneously.
The CNG time-fill station will allow Rowland Unified School District to fill approximately 25 buses in a 10 hour period. In the future, the Rowland USD Transportation Department will be upgrading the station with an additional compressor for optimal efficiency and will expand the fleet to 33 CNG buses.