Stark Area Regional Transit Authority official embraces fuel-cell technology

Kent State University’s Stark campus recently hosted the North American Fuel Cell Bus Conference, where transit officials and company executives discussed “fuel cell energy’s progress and where it goes from here,” CantonRep.com reports. The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) CEO and Executive Director, Kirt Conrad, believes fuel-cell technology “could boost the local economy if enough companies that serve roles in the fuel cell industry supply chain grow or relocate” to the area, according to the article. SARTA has “the largest fuel-cell bus fleet east of the Mississippi River,” and “expects to have at least 13 hydrogen fuel cell buses within the next year.” Conrad “has hosted events locally for people who work in the fuel cell industry to promote Stark County as a future site for companies” involved in the supply chain. For more, read the full article.

Manufacturing, Logistics & Transp., Renewable Energy