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GREEN EXTREME: RUSD Builds Compressed Natural Gas Public Station



 ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA – OCTOBER 28, 2013 – You’ve heard of school districts being green, but this is taking green to a new level. Rowland Unified School District,  located in the San Gabriel Valley, is known for its innovation in the classroom, and now for its green innovation by building a compressed natural gas (CNG) station for its fleet of new CNG busses. What’s unique is that this station will also be open to the public at very affordable rates.

          On Wednesday, October 30, at 9:30 a.m., the media is invited to learn more as the District begins to build this public CNG station. The RUSD Transportation Department is located at 1010 S. Otterbein Avenue in Rowland Heights, CA 91748. (626)965-5719. 

“We believe this is a wonderful opportunity to be good to our environment by providing a fleet of 15 new CNG buses that serve our community. In addition, it is a new way to raise funds for our District,” said Rowland Unified School District Superintendent Ruben Frutos.

The newly built CNG station will be accessible to the public 24 hours a day, and will feature two dispensers for fueling CNG vehicles (both cars and trucks) with fast-fill pumps operating at pressure ratings of up to 3600 psi. The station will have two storage tanks with two 75 square cubic feet per minute compressors that operate both the fast-fill and the school bus time-fill CNG stations simultaneously. The CNG time-fill station will allow Rowland Unified School District to fill approximately 25 buses in a 10 hour period. In the future, the Rowland USD Transportation Department will be upgrading the station with an additional compressor for optimal efficiency and will expand the fleet to 33 CNG buses.

Pictured: RUSD Transportation Director Keith Moore and Superintendent Ruben Frutos with new Compressed Natural Gas Bus delivered today. Pictured behind is old bus that is already being prepared for disposal.

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