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St. Cloud Metro Bus Unveils New CNG Fueling Facility [VIDEO]

ST. CLOUD — United States Senator Amy Klobuchar was at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Metro Bus’ compressed natural gas fueling facility this morning.

Metro bus displayed their new CNG buses at Minnesota’s first natural gas fueling facility. Klobuchar says natural gas saves money for larger vehicles.

“You have major companies like Anderson Windows and others that are doing this same kind of thing, building fueling stations because of the fact that for larger vehicles, natural gas saves money,” says Klobuchar.

Klobuchar continues, “And it is a smart way to go, but you have to make that initial investment in buses, trucks and in fleets that are able to take natural gas. That is what you have done with this strong transit network that you have established here.”

Metro Bus received $3.35 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2012. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood presented the grant along with Sen. Klobuchar.

After the ceremony guests were invited to join Sen. Klobuchar and St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis for a bus tour.

Ashli Gerdes, WJON News

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