Monday, May 15, 2017

Pasco Schools Opens State’s First District-Owned and Operated CNG Filling Station

Who: Pasco County Schools staff and School Board members, state and local officials, community leaders, and partners in the new filling station and bus compound

What: Pasco County Schools Transportation South Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fast-fill station grand opening and ribbon cutting

When: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 16

Where: Pasco County Schools Transportation South CNG Fast-Fill Station, 13101 Interlaken Road in Odessa

Why: Pasco Schools is proud to be the first Florida school district to own and operate a CNG fast-fill station.

How: The filling station and adjacent bus compound will house 90 CNG school buses and further the Transportation Services Department’s emergence as a leader in Florida’s environmental transportation initiatives.  Pasco Schools leaders, Senator Wilton Simpson, Commissioner Mike Moore, President and CEO of Integral Energy Anddrikk Frazier, and Clearwater Gas Managing Director & Executive Officer Chuck Warrington will take part in the program.  The Mitchel High School jazz band will perform.  Guests can observe a bus fueling demonstration and tour the CNG processing plant and the new Transportation South garage following the ribbon cutting.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information, contact Pasco Schools Communications and Government Relations Department at (813) 794-2717.