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Ready to break ground

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Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman adjusts his hard hat prior to breaking ground Aug. 16 for the city's second CNG (compressed natural gas) fueling station at 2333 Morse Road. With him are Northland Community Council President Emmanuel Remy and City Councilwoman Priscilla R. Tyson.

The $4.3-million station is scheduled to open in March 2014. Plans call for Columbus to have 440 CNG vehicles in its fleet by 2020. Officials estimate this will save the city about $1.9 million annually in fuel costs because CNG, at $1.50 to $2 per gallon, is cheaper than diesel fuel.