WASHINGTON, D.C. — Money for a county-owned compressed natural gas bus maintenance facility was authorized by the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
A $59.1 billion fiscal 2002 transportation bill includes $500,000 for the local facility.
County Supervisor Gary Wyatt said county representatives traveled to Washington in March to seek, among other requests, money for the facility.
"The whole effort is to expand the CNG effort in the Valley to improve air quality," Wyatt said. "To do that we needed a maintenance facility."
The county already owns a CNG refueling station in El Centro on Commercial Avenue, and the maintenance facility is envisioned for an adjacent lot.