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Larry Sandler, The Journal Sentinel (lsandler@journalsentinel.com)

Public CNG stations in Milwaukee with ANGI Equipment

Thu, May 24th, 2012

Milwaukee to start selling compressed natural gas

The Common Council voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize the city Department of Public Works to sell environmentally friendly fuel to the public at two compressed natural gas stations that were built for city garbage trucks.

Using a $3.6 million federal stimulus grant, the city has purchased eight CNG-powered garbage trucks and has ordered 13 more, to be delivered in July. Another $2.4 million federal grant, matched by $600,848 in city money, will pay for 20 more CNG-powered trucks, bringing the total number of such vehicles to nearly one-third of the city's 129 garbage trucks.

The city has also used the federal money to build the two CNG fueling stations, at 3921 W. Lincoln Ave. and 3025 W. Ruby Ave. Those stations will open to the public as soon as they can be equipped with credit-card readers, department spokeswoman Cecilia Gilbert said.

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