Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition

The Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to save energy and promote the use of domestic fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in transportation.

Contact Information

Center for Urban Transportation Research
4202 E. Fowler Ave, CUT 100
Tampa, FL 33620

Alexander Kolpakov

Alexander Kolpakov, director of the Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition (TBCCC), has been actively involved in the coalition since it was formed in 2012, serving originally as co-director. In addition to his work with TBCCC, he is a research faculty at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida.

During his 14 years with CUTR, Kolpakov has been managing a variety of transportation-related research projects, focusing primarily on evaluating alternative propulsion technologies and fuels, assessing the economic impact of transportation infrastructure investment, as well as performing transportation policy analysis. His work for local, state, and federal transit agencies includes synthesizing idle reduction practices, analyzing the impacts of the widespread adoption of advanced electric drive technologies, and tracking the operations and maintenance costs associated with operating alternative fuel transit vehicles.

Kolpakov holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of South Florida (Tampa), and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Chuvash State University (Russia).

Austin Marie Sipiora

Austin Marie Sipiora, co-director of the Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition, joined the coalition team in 2015 as an intern through the Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program. As co-director, she manages communications, outreach, and marketing activities, plans events, works with stakeholders on petroleum reduction projects, and provides backup to the coalition director.

Sipiora received her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida (USF) and earned her master’s degree in Global Sustainability from the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability. She has conducted research in the fields of water resource policy, environmental education, and sustainable transportation. While interning in local and international organizations, Sipiora conducted policy and legal research and integrated sustainability education into outreach programs. She has a passion for communicating the values and applicability of sustainability and environmental awareness.

In addition to her work with the coalition, Sipiora provides support to a research team at the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research, concentrating in the areas of alternative fuels and advanced propulsion.

General Stats

  • Designated: July 31, 2014
  • Population: 4,539,522 (based on 2020 Census estimate)
  • Area: 5,465 sq. mi.
  • Local/Regional Service Area: Counties: Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Manatee, Sarasota

Alternative Fueling Stations

Including public and private stations

  • Biodiesel (B20 and above): 2
  • Electric (charging outlets): 1,255
  • Ethanol (E85): 26
  • Hydrogen: 0
  • Natural Gas: 13
  • Propane: 29

Energy Use Impact*

Annual Energy Impact

Annual Energy Impact by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type

Emissions Reduced*

Annual Emissions Reduced

Emissions Reduced by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type
*2020 DOE-Verified Metrics

Learn about just some of the projects from Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition. Visit the Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition website for more projects and information.

Projects and Case Studies