In keeping with its commitment to advance sustainable practices and environmentally sound initiatives, the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) today officially opened its first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at Nashville International Airport (BNA) to fuel all BNA parking lot shuttles and CNG-fueled company vehicles.
Since the first of the year, all 28 parking shuttles at BNA are fueled by CNG, making them clean powered and sustainable. This conversion from petroleum-based fuels to cleaner burning CNG across the airport's shuttle bus fleet is anticipated to reduce the bus fleet's greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 14 percent. MNAA is currently in the process of transitioning all company vehicles to CNG-fueled vehicles as well.
"Sustainability is always a top priority in every project the Airport Authority takes on," said Rob Wigington, MNAA president and CEO. "We officially transitioned to CNG-fueled shuttles in early January, so from a sustainability perspective, it only made sense that we also open and operate a compressed natural gas fueling station for our new fleet. We will continue to look for creative ways to make a positive impact on our environment for generations to come."