<p>The City of Columbus will add 16 more CNG refuse trucks to its fleet. <em>Photo courtesy of City of Columbus</em></p>

The City of Columbus, Ohio, will be purchasing 16 compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks to add to its fleet, partially paid for with $371,600 in grant funding from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

These additional purchases bring the city closer to its goal of 404 dedicated CNG vehicles by 2020 — it has 240 now, according to Kelly Reagan, fleet administrator.

The city will have its fourth public access CNG fueling station in May. The fast-fill station cost $7.3 million. The city opened its first one in 2012.

The Ohio EPA awarded more than $2.7 million for 15 different projects. The grants are supported with state dollars from the Alternative Fuel Transportation Fund.

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Thi is the former executive editor of Government Fleet magazine.

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