California’s Foothill Transit commissions hydrogen fuel station following order for six buses

Clean Energy Fuels is to design, build and maintain a hydrogen station and supply liquid hydrogen fuel for bus operator Foothill Transit in Southern California.

“Being awarded our first hydrogen station and supply contract for Foothill Transit is very important to Clean Energy because it demonstrates our ability to move to different alternative fuels as our customers expand to other technologies,” said Andrew J Littlefair, president and CEO, Clean Energy. “Transit agencies like Foothill have been on the forefront of alternative fuels for decades because it’s in their DNA to serve their communities with clean transportation.”  

Clean Energy will build its first hydrogen station in Pomona, CA in a contract valued at more than $13million. The project will be funded using assistance from the Federal Transportation Agency. Foothill Transit has placed an initial order for 20 New Flyer fuel cell buses, and the station is designed to support many more.

“Our new hydrogen fuel cell fleet is the next step in our evolution towards a zero emissions future,” says Doran Barnes, CEO, Foothill Transit. “Our long-time partner, Clean Energy, has been providing low carbon RNG for our buses for years and we look forward to continuing to work with them as we expand into hydrogen fuel cell technology and fuel.”