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Clean Cities has awarded nearly $400 million to fund hundreds of projects across the country that reduce petroleum use in transportation. These project awards contribute to Clean Cities' primary goal of reducing petroleum use in the U.S. by 2.5 billion gallons per year by 2020.

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Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Texas

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, which partnered with Alamo Area Clean Cities, is taking steps to reduce pollution in San Antonio. The park is purchasing two propane pickup trucks to replace two outdated gasoline-powered pickup trucks. The park is also installing two EV chargers and a propane vehicle refueling site.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Alamo Area Clean Cities (San Antonio)
San Bernardino Associated Governments Alternative Fuel Truck Project American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • California

San Bernardino Associated Governments Alternative Fuel Truck Project

San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) partnered on this project with the California Energy Commission (CEC) and Ryder Systems, Inc., to deploy 202 state-of-the-art compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) heavy-duty tractor-trailer trucks in leased service. The objectives of the project were to 1) demonstrate the feasibility of using cleaner-burning, lower-carbon content natural gas in commercial trucking operations; 2) provide a low-carbon supply chain transportation solution to Ryder customers seeking to displace petroleum diesel fuel with domestically produced natural gas; and 3) achieve substantial, quantifiable reductions in ozone precursor and greenhouse gas (GHG) air pollutant emissions within the jurisdiction of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). In addition to the deployment of the heavy-duty natural gas tractors, the project also constructed two publicly accessible natural gas fueling stations in the cities of Fontana and Orange, California, and a CNG/LNG maintenance facility in Rancho Dominquez, California.

Learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards.

$9,950,708 Award

$9,308,000 Local matching funds

Partners

  • California Energy Commission (CEC)
  • Ryder System, Inc.
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG)
Scotts Bluff National Monument National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Nebraska

Scotts Bluff National Monument

Scotts Bluff National Monument is incorporating an all-electric, multi-passenger low-speed vehicle to enable cleaner transportation options to the overlook at the top of the national monument. The project also includes an idle-reduction education and outreach initiative.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Shenandoah National Park National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Virginia

Shenandoah National Park

To help keep views along scenic Skyline Drive clear, Shenandoah National Park is acquiring a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, an all-electric vehicle, and three EV chargers. Working in conjunction with Virginia Clean Cities on ways to reduce emissions, Shenandoah is adding 12 propane lawn mowers to replace existing gas models.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Virginia Clean Cities
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore plans to deploy of one propane pickup truck and three plug-in electric vehicles, as well as install four electric vehicle charging stations and an air pump that will allow drivers to keep their tires properly inflated. These measures will reduce the environmental impact of the park's fleet by about 15%, as compared to a 2010 baseline. The new vehicles and infrastructure will help educate the park's 1.3 million visitors about alternative fuels and fuel-efficient driving. Working with Michigan's Clean Energy Coalition, the park is developing an extensive training and outreach program to educate staff, concessioners, and visitors on the benefits of idle reduction.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Southeast AFV Demonstration Initiative (SADI) Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives Triangle J Council of Governments In progress Mar 2015

States impacted:

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee

Southeast AFV Demonstration Initiative (SADI)

The Southeast AFV Demonstration Initiative (SADI) will carry out a multi-fuel, multi-state vehicle demonstration program complete with vehicles, driver education and marketing strategies to help incorporate alternative fuels into new fleets and industry sectors in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. This project will focus on non-existent or under-utilized markets for compressed natural gas, propane, electric, E85 and biodiesel in the transportation sector, targeting applications such as school buses, delivery vehicles, state/local government, and commuter vehicles. The project seeks to both reach a considerable number of drivers/fleet operators and ensure that adequate fueling infrastructure is in place to allow for continued use after the project ends.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives.

$450,000 Award

$375,896 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (Western North Carolina)
  • Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition
  • East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition
Southeast Alternative Fuel Deployment Partnership 2017 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Projects Center for Transportation and the Environment In progress Oct 2017

States impacted:

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina

Southeast Alternative Fuel Deployment Partnership

The objective of the project is to accelerate the deployment of commercially available alternative fuel fleet vehicles and infrastructure in niche markets through the community-based Southeast Alternative Fuel Deployment Partnership (SEAFDP). To accomplish this objective, the project will develop a case study to strategically identify best practices, policies, and procedures resulting from three major activities:
1.Deployment of Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Fleets and Infrastructure
2.Development of Alternative Fuel Corridors
3.Development of Strategic AFV Fleet Partnerships.

Learn more about the 2017 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Projects.

$4,621,781 Award

$6,259,430 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Clean Cities-Georgia
  • Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Southern Company Energy Innovation Center
  • Southern Company Gas
  • SCE&G
  • UPS
  • Waste Management
  • DeKalb County
  • City of Atlanta
  • ACE Environmental
  • McAbee Trucking
  • Consolidated Pipe
Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Virginia Department of Mines Minerals and Energy Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia

Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program

The Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program is a large-scale alternative fuel project aimed at building propane infrastructure in the Southeast United States and encouraging public and private fleets to adopt propane. The program converted 1,189 vehicles from conventional gasoline to run on propane, and opened 11 propane Autogas refueling stations in 10 southeastern states. This resulted in millions of gallons of petroleum displacement. In addition, a wide-ranging communications campaign was launched to increase awareness and usage of propane in the Southeast.

Learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards.

$8,605,100 Award

$10,449,184 Local matching funds

Partners

  • American Alternative Fuel
  • Alliance Autogas (Blossman)
  • Force 911
  • Baker Equipment
  • Brooks Chevrolet
  • Bus Group
  • German Motor Works
  • Greenville County
  • Light N Up; Peninsula Propane
  • Propane Education and Research Council (PERC)
  • Virginia Clean Cities at James Madison University
  • Palmetto State Clean Cities
  • Clean Cities Atlanta
  • Georgia Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuels Partnership
  • Mississippi Economic Development Partnership
  • Gold Coast Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Maryland Clean Cities
  • Virginia Department of Mines Minerals and Energy
Southeast Regional Alternative Fuels Market Initiatives Program Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards Center for Transportation and the Environment (Atlanta) Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee

Southeast Regional Alternative Fuels Market Initiatives Program

The Southeast Regional Alternative Fuels Market Initiatives Program, which includes Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee, will provide first responder and vehicle maintenance technician training; develop Alternative Fuels Readiness Workbooks to guide alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) deployment readiness; assist municipalities with AFV readiness; and create and provide procurement policies and incentive models.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$470,848 Award

$91,856 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Clean Cities-Georgia
  • Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition
  • East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Middle-West Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition
Southeast Regional Readiness Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Center for Transportation and the Environment Complete Sep 2011

States impacted:

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina

Southeast Regional Readiness

The primary objective of the project was to establish a comprehensive, tri-state (Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina) readiness and deployment strategy for EVs and EV infrastructure and begin implementation of the community-based Southeast Regional EV Deployment Readiness Plan.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$539,873 Award

$195,000 Local matching funds