Nation's Largest Public/Private Compressed Natural Gas Facility to Open
April 14, 2016
Nopetro Opens Nation’s Largest Public/Private
Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Facility in Orlando
WHAT: The grand opening of the nation’s largest public/private compressed natural gas fueling facility, developed by Florida’s leading compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure provider, Nopetro, as part of a public-private partnership (P3) with LYNX. The scope of the P3 includes the fueling infrastructure, LYNX maintenance facility improvements, CNG bus fleet conversion and a revenue sharing component.
WHO: Orange County Mayor, Teresa Jacobs, Orlando City Commissioner Robert Stuart, Nopetro co-founder and CEO Jorge A. Herrera, and LYNX officials, along with other noted dignitaries will join in ushering a new era for mass transit in Central Florida.
WHEN: Friday, April 15, 10:15 a.m.
WHERE: 2713 Lynx Lane, Orlando, FL 32804?
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Established in 2007, Nopetro is Florida’s leading natural gas fueling infrastructure provider with offices in Coral Gables, Tallahassee and Orlando, Fla. The company develops CNG fueling infrastructure and maintenance facilities through innovative and comprehensive public/private partnerships (P3). Through this P3 model, Nopetro is developing a network of publicly accessible CNG fueling stations in partnership with government agencies. Nopetro is committed to the displacement of foreign oil in the heavy-duty transportation sector with cheaper, cleaner and domestic natural gas fuel.
As the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, LYNX provides public transportation services primarily for Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties. LYNX 75 daily fixed-route bus service transports more than 92,000 passenger trips each weekday spanning an area of approximately 2,500 square miles with a resident population of more than 1.8 million. Other services include LYMMO, a free downtown Orlando circulator; Vanpool commuter services; ACCESS LYNX paratransit service; 13 NeighborLink community circulators; Xpress service from Osceola County; FastLink limited stop service; KnightLYNX, a partnership with the University of Central Florida Student Government Association; and the Road Rangers sponsored by State Farm roadside assistance program on Interstate 4.