Check out the photo gallery of our new CNG Station, as taken by the National Spinal Cord Association, Connecticut Chapter:
Years ago, the idea of 110 compressed natural gas-powered cabs coming to city roadways seemed about as likely as the city getting a magic carpet, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday.
Now, West Haven has that magic carpet in Metro Taxi, Blumenthal said. His comments came during a morning press conference where officials discussed the new taxis and cut the ribbon on the city’s first public-access CNG fueling station.
The global footprint of a New England cab company is a few sizes smaller after it put 35 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Ford Transit Connect Taxis into service.
Metro Taxi of West Haven, Conn. added 35 Ford Transit Connect Taxis to its fleet as part of its efforts to reduce reliance on gasoline and greenhouse gas emissions. The cabs are the first CNG-powered Transit Connect Taxis in New England.
Area taxi passengers soon will be able to ride in wheelchair-accessible, compressed natural gas-powered cabs — the first of their kind in the state — after those cars fuel up at the city’s first public-access CNG fueling station.
Metro Taxi will unveil its fleet and the station at a Monday press conference expected to draw state, local and federal officials. President and CEO Bill Scalzi said that is just the beginning.