44,300 square metre Stoney Transit Facility was officially opened today in north-central Calgary. It is the largest indoor Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus fueling complex in North America and one of the largest in the world.
The capital cost of the facility is $174 million, with up to $46.9 million from the Federal Government.
The new 44,300 square metre facility will provide storage and maintenance space for Transit’s new fleet of CNG buses as well as diesel buses that are currently stored outside the City’s other bus garages.
The facility is capable of housing a minimum of 424 buses, 36 maintenance bays, two steam bays, on-site compressed natural gas fueling infrastructure, and associated staff facilities. It will also support diesel bus operations, recognizing the transition period needed to introduce CNG buses into Transit’s fleet.
When fully operational, the facility will save taxpayers more than $4 million per year on fuel costs.
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