Plans are in the works for a new type of filling station that would help city vehicles become greener.
The Naperville department of public works is currently preparing to get bids for the construction of a compressed natural gas filling station, on the property next to the vehicle test track on Jefferson Street.
The station would be used to fuel the city’s fleet of trucks, cars and other vehicles, and would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The project would likely run around $2.1 million to construct, but other groups like the Park District, Districts 203 and 204, and Nicor, just to name a few, might partner with the city in creating the facility.
Additional costs would come from converting the city vehicles to be able to run on compressed natural gas.
Once the station is operational, it should shave quite a bit off the city’s current gas and diesel fuel bill, which runs about $1.67 million a year.
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