On Tuesday January 22 at 10:00am, Lebanon Transit will hold a grand opening for its new compressed natural gas (CNG) station aside the authority’s headquarters located at 200 Willow Street in Lebanon.
The station was built as part of a $84.5 million public-private partnership between the state and Trillium CNG to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain CNG fueling stations at 29 public transit agency sites for a 20-year period. Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richard announced the “P3” project in May 2016 as a way for PennDOT to get these stations installed faster than through a traditional procurement process.
At the time it was announced, Lebanon Transit executive director Teri Giurintano told the Daily News, “Going forward any buses we order will be CNG buses.”
You can see one of these cleaner and more efficient buses in the image at the top of this article. Although the grand opening has not been held yet, the station is operational
Lebanon Transit has not yet selected a long-term vendor to service the CNG station, with its request for “fixed price” bids open through tomorrow.
As part of the grand opening there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony and light refreshments will be served.