Ohio State CNG Fueling Station Now Open
April 3, 2017
Ohio State’s new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station has officially opened. The university initially broke ground on the station – the first of its kind for an Ohio university - in July 2016. The station will serve the university’s Department of Transportation and Traffic Management, as well as the City of Columbus, and may be utilized by additional university, state agency and central Ohio municipalities.
Ohio State’s Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) will fuel a portion of its fleet at the $3 million CNG station with long-term plans to transition all CABS buses and other fleet vehicles to alternative fuel models. The university currently operates four CNG buses and will add six more by late-summer 2017.
The initiative reinforces Ohio State’s continued efforts to advance sustainability across campus and throughout the community, including strategic sustainability goals developed by faculty, staff and students to enhance and expand policies, operations and practices. In addition, the CNG fueling station highlights the university’s commitment to providing sustainable transportation solutions on campus.