CITY OF SAN BERNARDINO OPENS ALTERNATIVE FUELING STATION
February 20, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CITY OF SAN BERNARDINO OPENS
ALTERNATIVE FUELING STATION
Contact: D’Ann Lanning, (909) 384-5133
San Bernardino, CA — The City of San Bernardino is doing its part to improve the Inland Empire’s air quality with the grand opening of an alternative fueling station on Thursday, February 21, 2008. The grand opening celebration will be held 10:00 a.m. at the station, located at 182 South Sierra Way.
The grand opening will feature remarks by Gwenn Norton Perry, Chair of the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC)/Chino Hills Council Member, Lawrence Dale, President of San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG)/Mayor of Barstow, Erik Neandross of the Interstate Clean Transportation Corridor (ICTC)/CEO of Gladstein, Neandross and Associates, and Dennis Yates, Governing Board Member of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). Guests will be able to tour the facility and ask questions of alternative fuel industry experts. Light refreshments will be served.
This public agency partnership committed approximately $2.1 million in funding towards construction of the LNG/CNG station. The city received $1.03 million in Federal Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality Program (CMAQ) funds through SANBAG, $308,000 from the SCAQMD through a competitive bid process, and $77,000 from the MRSC, as funded by AB2766.
The station will dispense liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG), which are both clean-burning fuels. The new station is part of the ICTC Project, which links clean fuel stations along Interstate 15, Interstate 10, Interstate 5, Interstate 80 and State Route 99, creating a triangular corridor with alternative fuel coverage for 2,000 highway miles.
“This is but one step in our mission to be a better steward of the environment. CNG vehicles, as government agencies across the country are discovering, produce 80% fewer emissions than conventional cars and help to improve urban air quality and reduce greenhouse gases - two important goals in creating a greener more sustainable way of life,” stated Patrick J. Morris, Mayor of San Bernardino.
Fore more detailed information about the facility, please see the attached fact sheet.
( LNG/LCNG Fueling Station Fact Sheet (pdf) )