Trillium To Build CNG Station For California Transit District
(HOUSTON, August 10, 2017) – Love’s Trillium CNG is playing an integral role helping a California transit district expand its operations. Oxnard-based Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD) recently selected Trillium CNG, part of the Love’s Family of Companies, to design and build a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for its fleet of CNG buses.
GCTD provides nearly 4 million passenger trips annually making it the largest public transit provider in Ventura County. The district is building a new maintenance and operations facility, which includes a new administration and operations building, fleet maintenance and repair building, and a CNG fueling station. GCTD contracted with Icon West and Trillium to design and build the CNG portion of the project.
“This new fueling station will serve our needs as we expand our fleet and provide more service to the residents of our district. With the capability to house 125 buses and more than 400 employees at the new facility, we will continue providing service with clean CNG fueled buses that help improve the quality of life in Western Ventura County.This is important to helping us fulfill the mission and vision of our agency,” said Steven Brown, general manager for GCTD.
“Icon West is excited to have Trillium join our project team for the Gold Coast Transit Operations & Maintenance facility,” said Robert Stump, project manager for Icon West. “Trillium's experience in the design/build field will be a valuable asset to the project. With a common goal of building relationships one project at a time, we look forward to the future with Trillium as a valued partner.”
The private CNG station will fuel 56 buses that will operate in Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ventura and the unincorporated areas of Ventura County. The CNG portion of the new station includes three compressors, robust storage, a dual-tower, automatic regeneration dryer, three single-hose transit dispensers, and a dual-hose light-duty dispenser.
“Continued adoption of CNG is crucial in areas across the country, especially in states like California that are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Bill Cashmareck, managing director of Trillium CNG. “Gold Coast was looking for a station that would last so they could provide environmentally responsible transportation, and we’re pleased to serve them.”
The new station is scheduled to open in fall 2018. Trillium owns or operates 48 stations in California, including eight owned stations with public fueling access. Visit www.TrilliumCNG.com for more information on locations, products, and services.
About Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Founded in 1964, Love’s has more than 430 locations in 41 states. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, travel items, electronics, snacks and more, as well as a selection of restaurant offerings. On-site Love’s Truck Tire Care centers offer roadside assistance, tire care and light mechanical services for professional truck drivers. Showers, CAT scales and other services for professional truck drivers are also available. Love’s, which remains family-owned and operated, employs more than 17,000 people. To learn more, visit www.loves.com.
About Trillium CNG
For more than 20 years Trillium CNG, part of the Love’s Family of Companies, has exceeded customer expectations by delivering superior quality, reliability and dependability at more than 170 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations nationwide. Trillium CNG specializes in designing, building, and operating CNG facilities, and provides 24/7 maintenance services for various types of professional fleets. Trillium CNG delivers more than 70 million gallons of CNG per year. Combined, Love’s Travel Stops and Trillium own 65 public-access CNG facilities.