Trillium to Build CNG Stations for GRTC
CHICAGO, Aug. 30, 2013 – Trillium CNG, a business unit of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG), is the design, build and operations contractor for a high-volume, fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) station project for GRTC Transit System at its bus base in Richmond, Va. GRTC, Richmond’s public transit service, is replacing all of its bus fleet – 152 buses – from diesel to natural gas, and 78 paratransit vehicles from gasoline to natural gas as vehicles are retired from the fleet.
About GRTC Transit
Operating in Richmond, Va since 1860, GRTC was the first transit company to use electric trolleys in the United States. It is the primary mass transit carrier in the Richmond region. In 1973, the City of Richmond and Chesterfield County purchased the transit company from a private owner and made it a non-profit public service corporation on April 12, 1973. GRTC operates an active fleet made up of 152 transit vehicles, 78 CARE and C-Van vehicles. In 2013, GRTC started replacing retired buses and vans with compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled vehicles. THe geographical region in which GRTC operates consists of 40 routes and over 9 million annual passenger rides. RideFinders, the ride share division of the transit system, provides assistance to a database of over 7,000 registrants and 105 van pools. For more information, visit www.ridegrtc.com.
About Trillium CNG
Trillium CNG is a leading provider of CNG to fleets, and also offers complete facility design, construction, operation and maintenance services. Our focus is on fueling heavy-duty fleets that require high-performance solutions. For more information, visit the Trillium Homepage.