THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. --- Local public transit officials have partnered with an Illinois-based technology provider, HyRadix, to bolster the Coachella Valley's hydrogen fueling capacity. According to a report in the Desert Sun newspaper, a $1.2 million upgrade was completed in August. It's initial goal is to fuel alternative-technology vehicles operated by SunLine Transit Agency, the Coachella Valley's public transit agency. SunLine already has two hydrogen-powered buses in its fleet of public transit vehicles.