City of Beaumont to get its own CNG fueling station

July 5, 2019. The city of Beaumont, California, has purchased 6.15 acres at the southwest corner of Fourth Street and Veile Avenue to construct a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for Pass Transit buses and for additional space for the Public Works Department.

   Beaumont City Manager Todd Parton said that funding for the land was coming from two sources: $1.5 million from a transit grant through Riverside County Transportation Commission and $1 million through the Wastewater Treatment Plant reserve fund.

   The city used the Beaumont School District’s CNG fueling station on Cougar Way until the school district stopped access to the city a few years ago.

   Parton said that the city has been working with Southern California Gas Co. to construct a CNG station at the southwest corner of Fourth Street and Veile Avenue. The property is located in an industrial area that is consistent with the General Plan, Parton said.

   Along with a CNG station, there will be room to relocate the Transit Department to a full service centralized campus, according to the city staff report.