Monthly Archives: April 2012
Posted in Communities | Current Events | Education | Employees | Leadership | Stewardship by Jillian Ibbs (Marketing) on April 17, 2012
Larson Design Group engineers Steven Beattie and Curtis Barrick recently spent time assisting Bucknell University civil engineering students with their senior project. Under the leadership of Professor Mike Toole, the students tackled an assignment involving large-scale institutional land development. Beattie and Barrick attended project scoping meetings, provided technical guidance, and reviewed the students’ progress throughout the semester.No comments yet | Permalink |
Posted in Alternative Energy | Blogging | Communities | Current Events | Economic Development | Energy Conservation | Initiatives | Innovative Solutions | Marcellus Shale | Natural Gas by Jillian Ibbs (Marketing) on April 17, 2012
Larson Design Group (LDG) is currently designing a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in conjunction with the City of Williamsport. The station will be located at the River Valley Transit (RVT) garage on West Third Street in Williamsport and will be open to the public.
Why Natural Gas?
The price of CNG fluctuates between a half and a third of the price of gasoline. Maintenance costs for natural gas-powered vehicles (NGVs) are equal to or less than those of gas or diesel. Combined with government grants, significant savings can be an expected result of CNG-powered fleets. In fact, RVT has already received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation and a $400,000 grant from the Department of Environmental Protection to help fund both the fueling station and the purchase of four CNG buses. RVT expects an annual savings of over $400,000 once the natural gas station is completed.Comments (3) | Permalink |