The City of Olathe and Johnson County, Kansas, have opened a Clean Energy compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for their refuse trucks and transit buses. Transitioning to CNG is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fueling costs, noise pollution, and maintenance expenses, according to Clean Energy.
The $4 million project was funded by both municipalities along with the Kansas Department of Transportation. It will be used to fuel 50 refuse vehicles from Olathe and 120 transit buses from Johnson County. The city and county expect to realize $6.9 million in fuel savings through 2026 by using natural gas. It is also expected to reduce emissions in the region by an estimated 20-29%.