Fullerton Joint Union High School District opens CNG fueling station

December 25, 2017. The Fullerton Joint Union High School District (FJUHSD) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the District’s new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The ceremony was held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the District Transportation Center located at 1021 S. Leslie St., La Habra, California.

   Currently, nineteen district buses run on CNG and are fueled at the FJUHSD bus yard through time-fill and fast-fill dispensers. The majority of the buses were acquired through the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) incentive program where clean-burning CNG buses are offered as replacements for older diesel and gasoline burning buses. FJUHSD expects to replace most of its diesel- and gas-burning bus fleet with CNG vehicles in the coming years.

   Grants from SCAQMD, Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC), and the

   California Energy Commission (CEC) helped fund the necessary $3.2 million upgrades to the CNG infrastructure. These upgrades also include a public, fast-fill CNG station where commuters, businesses, municipalities, and local educational agencies (LEA’s) can fill vehicles.

   Consumers are able to utilize credit, debit, or fleet cards to fuel vehicles 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The school district expects to use the additional revenue from the public CNG station to fund further vehicle replacement.