Clean Energy Fuels Corp has secured a contract from the Atlantic City Jitney Association (ACJA) to build and operate a new fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Egg Harbor Township of Atlantic County, New Jersey.

The CNG fueling facility will support ACJA’s deployment of a new fleet of 190 clean-running, 13-passenger shuttle buses.

The fueling station, which is also available for public access, is projected to open in the second half of 2011.

The US Department of Energy, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 federal stimulus program, awarded ACJA a $5.5m grant to cover the incremental cost of acquiring the new CNG vehicles.

Clean Energy Fuels is a provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America.