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Waste Management Opens CNG Fleet Facility in Louisiana
on 02 Oct 2015
On Wednesday, Waste Management was joined by elected officials at the grand opening of the company's compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet facility in Walker, La. According to Waste Management, the new CNG facility, servicing routes in Livingston Parish and the greater Baton Rouge area, is a major step toward the company's sustainability goals of reducing its fleet emissions and increasing [read more]
Michigan Businesses Unite to Promote Alternative Fuel Vehicle Policies
on 01 Oct 2015
Nearly 30 companies and organizations in Michigan have announced the formation of Clean Fuels Michigan. The nonprofit says it aims to advance policies for alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), such as electric, natural gas, propane and hydrogen fuel cell models; advise policymakers; and help commercialization efforts. According to the group, Michigan's automotive industry supports more than 513,000 jobs and provides nearly [read more]
Elected Officials, Fleet Managers Show Support for Stricter HD Truck Rules
on 30 Sep 2015
More than a hundred mayors, city councilors and fleet managers from across the U.S. support tough new fuel-efficiency standards for heavy-duty vehicles, according to a letter submitted to the Obama administration before the close of a public comment period. In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation jointly revealed the second phase of proposed fuel-efficiency and [read more]
TruStar Energy Completes Time-Fill CNG Station for All Waste Inc.
on 30 Sep 2015
TruStar Energy has announced the opening of a large time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station designed and built for All Waste Inc. in Hartford, Conn. All Waste, one of the biggest privately held refuse haulers in the state, is in the midst of a five-year process of converting 60 of its 80 trucks to CNG. TruStar says about 20 [read more]
VNG Adds CNG at Milwaukee Gasoline Station
on 30 Sep 2015 LLC has opened a fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility at an Andy's-branded gasoline station, which includes a full-service convenience store, located at 7605 W. Good Hope Rd. in Milwaukee. To mark the occasion, VNG says it will offer CNG for a limited-time promotional price of $0.99/GGE at the station. "We are thrilled to bring CNG by VNG [read more]
California Transit Consortium Eyes up to 217 CNG Xcelsior Buses
on 29 Sep 2015
Acting as the lead transit agency on a consortium procurement´╗┐, San Bernardino, Calif.-based Omnitrans has awarded New Flyer of America Inc. a contract for the manufacturer to provide up to 217 of its 40-foot Xcelsior compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered transit buses. The contract, valued at over $119 million, includes a firm order for 15 buses and has options for an [read more]
International ZEV Alliance Grows to 11 Member Governments
on 29 Sep 2015
After launching the International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance (ZEV Alliance) in August, the governments of California, The Netherlands and Quebec have signed on new partners to join the alliance. Eight more North American and European governments have pledged to help accelerate global adoption of ZEVs, including Norway and the U.K. in Europe; and Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont [read more]
FTA Offering More Grants for Alt-Fuel Transit Buses
on 28 Sep 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the latest round of funding under its Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program (LoNo). The agency is making $22.5 million in new grants available to help deploy transit buses powered by alternative fuel technologies, such as hydrogen fuel cells and electric and hybrid engines. "The LoNo program has [read more]
Raven Transport 'Rises to the Challenge' with LNG Fleet
on 28 Sep 2015
In a new post on its website, natural gas refueling station developer Clean Energy Fuels Corp. highlights customer Raven Transport's big switch to liquefied natural gas (LNG). According to Clean Energy, Florida-based Raven Transport has a fleet of more than 500 trucks, 180 of which are powered by LNG. The carrier began its transition with 30 LNG trucks and has [read more]
U.S. Gain and Questar Fueling Partner in Kansas City
on 28 Sep 2015
U.S. Gain has partnered with Questar Fueling Co., a subsidiary of Utah-based Questar Corp., to add the GAIN Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) brand to an existing Questar Fueling CNG station in Kansas City, Kan. Questar Fueling opened the public-access station, located at 6580 Kansas Ave., last year. The facility offers six high-speed fueling lanes for medium- and heavy-duty [read more]
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