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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State-Specific Fuel and Vehicle Data at Your Fingertips

May 20, 2015

Find information about laws and incentives, fueling stations, vehicles, fuel prices, and more.

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Summer Road Trip in Your Future? Cut Fuel Costs When the Temperature Heats Up

May 19, 2015

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

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How Heavy is Too Heavy? Idle Reduction Equipment Impacts Weight Limit Restrictions

April 20, 2015

What are the state weight limits for heavy-duty vehicles on interstate highways? What weight limit exemptions exist for vehicles equipped with idle reduction technology?

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UPS Delivers on Its Commitment to CNG

April 10, 2015

New CNG fueling stations will allow the company to increase current alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet by nearly 30%.

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CNG and Fleets: New Publication Builds a Case

April 6, 2015

Fleets considering a compressed natural gas program now have an online resource to help evaluate cost-effectiveness.

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National Parks, Clean Cities Move Forward on Sustainable Transportation Projects

March 26, 2015

Clean Cities Initiative announces projects at five new national parks and the expansion of alternative fuel use at three existing partner parks

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Back to Basics: Understanding Emissions — and How to Talk About Them

March 23, 2015

What are the key terms and considerations I should remember when discussing emissions?

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Help Us Formulate the Clean Cities Strategy!

Feb. 26, 2015

Public comments welcome as we develop our five-year strategic plan

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2014 State Alternative Fuels Law and Incentive Trends

Feb. 23, 2015

What were the trends related to state laws and incentives enacted in 2014?

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Consumer Handbook Answers Your Plug-In Electric Vehicle Questions

Feb. 19, 2015

Updated handbook outlines how plug-in electric vehicles compare to conventional vehicles

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