The Clean Cities Blog helps Clean Cities coordinators and stakeholders access information about alternative transportation topics that affect their coalitions around the United States.

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2016 Fuel Economy Guide Highlights Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

Nov. 12, 2015

This annual publication is designed to help consumers choose the most fuel-efficient vehicles that will meet their needs.

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Six Tips to Cut Fuel Costs and Unnecessary Idling When Winter Hits

Oct. 19, 2015

How can I improve my gas mileage while driving this winter?

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Western Washington Coalition Saves Fleet Thousands with Move to CNG

Oct. 7, 2015

Click Wholesale Distributing expects to see a savings of nearly $50,000 per truck, per seven-year lifecycle, thanks to switching part of its fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG).

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National Parks Service Honors Clean Cities Coalitions with Director's Partnership Award

Sept. 23, 2015

Prestigious NPS award recognizes the outstanding support coalition partners offered in the completion of 30 sustainable transportation park projects.

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Alt Fuels are Taxed the Same? Think Again!

Sept. 22, 2015

Are fuel taxes equal for all fuels?

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Clean Cities Coordinator Honored for Inspiring Others

Sept. 17, 2015

Fellow coordinators recently recognized Clean Fuels Ohio coordinator Sam Spofforth for being a thorough, thoughtful, and compassionate mentor with a proactive approach to helping fellow coalitions meet their financial goals.

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Celebrate EV Everywhere by Sharing Your Electric Vehicle Story

Sept. 16, 2015

During National Drive Electric Week (September 12-20)—a nationwide celebration with more than 150 events across the country—the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is highlighting the stories of EV owners across the nation on social media.

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10 Things I Love About My Electric Vehicle

Sept. 15, 2015

To celebrate National Drive Electric Week, the U.S. Department of Energy and Energy Saver are spreading the word about plug-in electric vehicles (EVs).

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Four Coalition Leaders Inducted Into Clean Cities Hall of Fame

Sept. 3, 2015

Samantha Bingham, Carl Lisek, Lorrie Lisek, and Jonathan Overly are 2015 Hall of Fame Award Winners

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NREL Leads Effort to Get Traffic Moving in Right Direction

Aug. 26, 2015

Connected Traveler project will guide travelers in energy-efficient manner

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