September 30, 2014 1:25 PM, EDT

Pennsylvania Seeks to Build 37 CNG Stations

Rich Clement/Bloomberg News

Pennsylvania is seeking to build 37 public compressed natural gas fueling stations through a public-private partnership.

The commonwealth’s Public-Private Partnership board approved a project seeking a partner to develop the stations at various transit facilities.

The partner will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the stations, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will get part of the fuel-sales revenue.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for PennDOT and its transit-agency partners to team with the private sector to take advantage of the state’s natural-gas resources, save money and improve our environment,” Barry Schoch, PennDOT secretary and P3 board chairman, said in a statement.

PennDOT said it will solicit interested parties and expects to invite teams to submit proposals by early 2015 and have a project team selected by that summer.