Texas legislators announce installation of CNG and LNG highway signage

April 5, 2018. Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, and Representative Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, today announced the first installation of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) signage in the state, advancing efforts to enable Texans to switch to natural gas.

   The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is installing CNG and LNG signs on designated highways near fueling stations in Austin, Dallas, DeSoto, Irving, Longview and Tyler. This achieves the original goal of House Bill 3679, relating to signs informing motorists of facilities providing alternative fuels and electric vehicle charging stations, authored by Representative Isaac and sponsored by Senator Zaffirini last year.

   “Natural gas vehicles are key in diversifying our transportation fuel mix by utilizing domestic fuels that are clean, efficient, affordable and produced here in Texas,” Representative Isaac said. “As more Texans make the switch to natural gas, these signs reinforce that we have the infrastructure to support them.”

   TxDOT’s first installation phase comprises 92 CNG or LNG signs in 51 locations, including signs for CNG 4 America’s station in Austin, Clean Energy’s Austin-Bergstrom International Airport station and First Alt Fuel’s station in Tyler. Signs for the U.S. Gain/International Fuel Systems station in Laredo in Senator Zaffirini’s district are forthcoming. TxDOT will process additional requests for signs as they are received.

   “I am delighted that TxDOT has implemented this program expeditiously,” Senator Zaffirini said. “The signs will help increase public awareness of alternative fuel corridors in our state, while improving travel for drivers and commercial fleets using CNG and LNG vehicles.”