Grand Opening a Great Success

December 9, 2011 Media

A ribbon-cutting ceremony kicked off a historic afternoon at The Yellow Cab Company’s Bloomfield headquarters. The December 9, 2011 event helped celebrate Hartford County’s first public access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, built and operated by Clean Energy.

On hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony was Congressman John Larson; Senator Richard Blumenthal; Bloomfield Mayor Sydney Sheldon; CT House Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey; Tony Guererra, Connecticut House Representative and Co-Chair of the Transportation Committee and Mike Scarpino, Clean Cities Regional Manager, U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory along with Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project (CTCCFF) visionaries and taxi OEM partners.

The new fuel station will serve anyone in the public operating a CNG vehicle. By year’s end, The Yellow Cab Company will deploy 110 new CNG taxis as part of this ambitious project.

“As the price of gasoline continues to hover above $3 per gallon throughout our state, I want to congratulate Yellow Cab for their progressive decision to embrace natural gas as an alternative fuel for their fleet,” Congressman Larson said. “Natural gas is affordable, abundant and American and could hold the key to I am very excited to see another fueling station open up in our state and look forward to more companies following the lead of Yellow Cab and taking a serious look at natural gas in the future.”