NASHUA, NH – The City of Nashua, N.H., was recognized by the Natural Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA) for its natural gas program for its City fleet vehicles. The City’s Mayor Donnalee Lozeau accepted the award at the NGVA’s National Conference on Oct. 5, which was held in conjunction with the 2012 Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.
The mayor outlined the City’s program in a State of the City address earlier this year. She said the City’s Solid Waste department has seven new trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) and had four more on the way at the time of the address. The City also received a grant from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services for $700,000 to cover the cost difference between CNG and traditionally fueled vehicles for 16 public works vehicles, three for the police department, and three for the fire department.
The City also has access to a CNG fueling station through a public/private partnership with Alternative Vehicle Service Group (AVSG).