Pace celebrates completion of Compressed Natural Gas garage in Markham
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From Pace Suburban Bus:
Pace Suburban Bus, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), and local and state officials gathered on July 25 to celebrate the completion of an all-new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus garage at Pace’s South Division in Markham. Pace Board Chairman Richard Kwasneski, State Representative Al Riley, RTA Board Chairman Kirk Dillard, Pace Board Member and Phoenix Mayor Terry Wells, Pace Board Member Terrance Carr, and Pace Executive Director T.J. Ross joined Richton Park Mayor Richard Reinbold, Country Club Hills Mayor James Ford, Robbins Mayor Tyrone Ward, Local 1028 ATU President Marlon Graves; Pace and RTA staff, and other Pace stakeholders to commemorate the new facility and buses. This property is now fully equipped to fuel, maintain and service CNG buses.
“Today is a celebration of a $61-million-dollar investment in Pace’s South Suburban service area,” commented Pace Board Member and Phoenix Mayor Terry Wells. “In addition to the approximately 300 employees here in Markham and in South Holland, this project created approximately 200 direct and indirect jobs. Reliable public transportation helps revitalize business districts, allows employers to tap into larger workforces, builds economic revenues and increases property values.” Read more.