US Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced today that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded the New Jersey Transit Administration $1.5 million to complete efficiency upgrades to its compressed natural gas fill station in Howell, NJ.
“Natural gas is cheap and can help us create jobs, lower transportations costs, and reduce air pollution. This is why I’ve made it a priority of mine to boost the use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel,” said Senator Menendez. "I am committed to making sure New Jersey commuters have reliable, efficient, and affordable transit options," said Senator Lautenberg, a member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, which funds the FTA. "This grant makes a critical federal investment in clean energy infrastructure that will help lower costs and improve service for workers and families around the state."
Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), together with the Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) announced the introduction of the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions (NAT GAS) Act of 2011, legislation that would boost domestic production of vehicles that run on clean natural gas. The bill would be fully paid for by a temporary user fee on natural gas used as a vehicle fuel.