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New Clean Energy Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Station Opens to Serve Richmond Area Vehicle Fleets

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Located at Quarles Fuel Network’s Maury St. Facility, NewCNG Station Will  Support Clean-Running CNG Refuse Trucks, Buses & Municipal Vehicles
Natural Gas – CNG – has reached a major milestone in the River City.  The city’s new compressed natural gas fueling station has opened on Maury Street in Richmond, Virginia in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Clean Energy, Quarles Petroleum, and the City of Richmond.  This station, located at 211 Maury Street just off I-95, provides rapid fueling service to public and fleet CNG-powered natural gas vehicles, and is accessible 24/7 to anyone with a credit card or fleet card.
CNG is one of the cleanest-burning transportation fuels available. In light-to medium-duty vehicles, CNG emits up to 30% less greenhouse gas than gasoline or diesel-powered models.
This new infrastructure — a public ‘natural gas fuel station’ — is a first, big step in the Governor’s plan to transition state-owned vehicles to alternative fuels. 
“In addition to …

Mayor Jones Announces 2013 Youth Summer Employment Opportunities

Mayor Dwight C. Jones announced today that the Mayor’s Youth Academy (MYA) is now accepting applications for the 2013 Summer Youth Employment programs. MYA is open to all city of Richmond youth, ages 14-19, who are enrolled in either a secondary or post-secondary educational institution.

MYA will accept applications beginning today, March 1, through Saturday, March 23 by clicking here. Youth may also apply in person on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Robinson Theater Community Arts Center located at 2903 Q Street. No applications will be accepted after 1 p.m. on March 23. Richmond residency and school enrollment will be verified for all applicants.

“Our goal is to develop Richmond’s future leaders and workforce into determined, successful residents who will one day become our city’s leaders,” said Mayor Jones.

It is the mission of MYA to provide development opportunities to youth throughout the city of Richmond which includes job readiness training, leadership developmen…

City Advises Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather

Local forecast have indicated that the city of Richmond may be impacted by winter weather this week. As a result, the city of Richmond encourages residents to take precautions now in preparation for any winter precipitation.
Residents are encouraged to make an emergency supply kit to include essential supplies that will last at least three days. Supply kits should include a hand-cranked or battery-powered radio and extra batteries, non-perishable food and water, toiletries, flashlights, a first aid kit and medications. Also, include items needed for infants, seniors, and pets. You may want to keep a second kit in your car in the event you must travel during inclement weather.
The City asks that residents remain home during this weather event and offers the following safety recommendations: If you do have to drive, drive cautiously; If driving, decrease speed; Have a full tank of gas; Have a cell phone with a full charge with you; Stay inside if possible. If you need to go out, dress …

City Advises Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather

Local forecast have indicated that the city of Richmond may be impacted by winter weather this week. As a result, the city of Richmond encourages residents to take precautions now in preparation for any winter precipitation.

Residents are encouraged to make an emergency supply kit to include essential supplies that will last at least three days. Supply kits should include a hand-cranked or battery-powered radio and extra batteries, non-perishable food and water, toiletries, flashlights, a first aid kit and medications. Also, include items needed for infants, seniors, and pets. You may want to keep a second kit in your car in the event you must travel during inclement weather.

The City asks that residents remain home during this weather event and offers the following safety recommendations:
If you do have to drive, drive cautiously;If driving, decrease speed;Have a full tank of gas;Have a cell phone with a full charge with you;Stay inside if possible. If you need to go out, dress in sever…