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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
Texas Alternative Fuels Pilot Project American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Railroad Commission of Texas Complete Feb 2010

States impacted:

  • New Mexico
  • Texas

Texas Alternative Fuels Pilot Project

The Texas Alternative Fuels Pilot Project was led by the Railroad Commission of Texas. The Commission partnered with 45 qualified school districts and other public entities across the state of Texas to fund the total incremental cost of 608 vehicles, including propane and natural gas school buses, medium-duty trucks and vans, and light-duty vehicles through grants. To enhance the project’s sustainability, the Commission also awarded grants to install or upgrade 31propane or natural gas refueling stations on properties owned by partner fleets. The stations allowed the fleets to lower their costs by buying fuel in bulk, receive federal motor fuel excise tax credits, and refuel at the times most convenient to their schedules. Concurrently, the Commission designed and implemented a two-part public education program for Clean Cities stakeholders, fleet operators, and the general public involving all of the Clean Cities coalitions in Texas.

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

$12,633,080 Award

$38,654,911 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Alvin ISD
  • Angleton ISD
  • City of Arlington
  • Austin ISD
  • Barbers Hill ISD
  • Capitol Area Rural Transportation System
  • City of Cedar Park
  • Conroe ISD
  • Dallas County
  • Dallas County Schools
  • Dickinson ISD
  • Eanes ISD
  • City of El Paso
  • Friendswood ISD
  • City of Garland
  • Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
  • Greater East End Management District
  • Gregory-Portland ISD
  • City of Haltom City
  • Houston ISD
  • Houston Gateway Academy
  • Humble ISD
  • City of Lake Jackson
  • City of Laredo
  • Leander ISD
  • Manor ISD
  • Midland ISD
  • New Braunfels ISD
  • Northside ISD
  • Orange County
  • Prosper ISD
  • Ramirez Common School District
  • City of San Antonio
  • Sheldon ISD
  • Silsbee ISD
  • South Texas ISD
  • Southwest ISD
  • Splendora ISD
  • City of Temple
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • City of Tyler
  • Williamson County
  • Ysleta ISD
  • Railroad Commission of Texas
Texas River Cities Plug-In Vehicle Initiative Electric Vehicle Community Readiness City of Austin, Austin Energy Complete Sep 2011

States impacted:

  • Texas

Texas River Cities Plug-In Vehicle Initiative

The project developed a plan and template that supports regional stakeholders in the development and implementation of local codes, expedited permitting and inspections, and processes and procedures to enable efficient and cost-effective placement of charging infrastructure in the area between San Antonio and Georgetown, Texas.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$499,782 Award

$293,658 Local matching funds

Texas Triangle Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies Complete Sep 2011

States impacted:

  • Texas

Texas Triangle Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness

This project focused on a plan for plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure between the "Texas Triangle" cities of Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston/Galveston, and Austin/San Antonio along with topical areas of statewide application.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$500,000 Award

$37,000 Local matching funds

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Curriculum Development and Outreach Initiative Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives West Virginia University Research Corporation In progress Mar 2015

States impacted:

  • Alabama
  • California
  • Indiana
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • West Virginia

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Curriculum Development and Outreach Initiative

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Curriculum Development and Outreach Initiative will develop curricula and conduct training related to alternative fuel and plug-in electric vehicles for a wide range of individuals and organizations. This project will focus on developing curricula that does not yet exist in critical areas, such as for recycling operators and repair facilities. The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium will conduct marketing and outreach activities to promote this training and support U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) Clean Cities coalitions' work to promote AFV deployment. Through online courses and train-the-trainer workshops, this project will have a national impact and establish resources that will last beyond the project's completion.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives.

$800,000 Award

$201,511 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities
  • East Bay Clean Cities Coalition (Oakland)
  • Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition
  • Greater Long Island Clean Cities
  • State of West Virginia Clean Cities
  • Utah Clean Cities
The Midwest DRIVES Initiative Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives Clean Fuels Ohio In progress Mar 2015

States impacted:

  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Ohio

The Midwest DRIVES Initiative

The Midwest DRIVES Initiative: Demonstrating Reliable Innovative Energy Solutions Project will reduce barriers to Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) deployment in a 4 state area by offering a wide range of medium-term (30-90 day average) AFV demonstrations to fleets. Through these demonstrations, fleets will gain operational experience and the project can collect data to provide validation for AFV purchases. Based on this data, the project will perform analyses and create case studies to reveal cost-and fuel-saving opportunities relative to conventional vehicle models. Using these analyses, case studies, and information about financial incentives and leasing models, the project will present fleet education and outreach programming so similar fleets across the nation can gain confidence in AFV adoption.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives.

$500,000 Award

$511,264 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Northeast Ohio Clean Cities Coalition (Cleveland)
  • Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition
  • South Shore Clean Cities
  • Detroit Area Clean Cities
  • Ann Arbor Clean Cities Coalition
  • Clean Fuels Ohio
The Ohio Advanced Transportation Partnership American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Clean Fuels Ohio Complete Feb 2010

States impacted:

  • Kentucky
  • Ohio

The Ohio Advanced Transportation Partnership

The Ohio Advanced Transportation Partnership (OATP) involved diverse partners from across Ohio, including city and county government, private and non-profit fleets, and other industry partners in a broad-based project to help transform Ohio's transportation sector. Funds for this project were used for the purchase or conversion of 313 alternative fuel vehicles including compressed natural gas vehicles, propane vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and dedicated electric vehicles. In addition, 77 unique refueling stations were built. These included electric vehicle recharging locations, compressed natural gas stations, and propane stations.

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

$11,041,500 Award

$20,860,429 Local matching funds

Partners

  • 350Green/Car Charging
  • Ansonia Local School District
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board
  • City of Akron
  • City of Bowling Green
  • City of Centerville
  • City of Cincinnati
  • City of Columbus
  • City of Dayton
  • City of Dublin
  • City of Hamilton
  • City of Logan
  • Clean Energy
  • Cleveland Ace Taxi Service
  • Columbus Green Cabs
  • Columbus Regional Airport Authority
  • Dillon Transport
  • The Electrical Trades Center
  • Energy Optimizers
  • FirstEnergy
  • Franklin County
  • Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities
  • Friends Business Source
  • Frito-Lay
  • FMT, Inc.
  • Hamilton County
  • Heritage Day Health Center
  • Industrial Fluid Management
  • Kirk Energy
  • Kramer Enterprises
  • Mayer
  • Melink
  • Montgomery Conty SWCD
  • Moyer Industries Inc
  • Northwest State Community College
  • Ohio Agricultural and Research and Development Center
  • Ohio State University
  • Peabody Landscape Group
  • Pike-Delta-York Local Schools
  • Rumpke
  • SARTA
  • Sharp Community Resources
  • Staples
  • Streakers Tractor Sales
  • Tipp City
  • Toledo Convention Center
  • Vectren
  • Vermont Energy Investment Corp
  • Zanesville Energy (Quasar)
  • Clean Fuels Ohio
Unlocking Private Sector Financing for Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Fueling Infrastructure Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards National Association of State Energy Officials Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Virginia

Unlocking Private Sector Financing for Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Fueling Infrastructure

The Unlocking Private Sector Financing for Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Fueling Infrastructure project produced comprehensive state energy planning guidelines to support alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure use; produced a technical reference manual for utilities and policy makers to evaluate electric vehicle charging; and provided outreach to state energy officials regarding the benefits of alternative fuel use.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$536,000 Award

UPS Ontario—Las Vegas Corridor Extension—Bridging the Gap American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • California
  • Nevada

UPS Ontario—Las Vegas Corridor Extension—Bridging the Gap

This project provided funding to partially offset the cost to purchase liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks and construct a publically accessible LNG fueling station in Las Vegas, Nevada, adjacent to McCarran International Airport and the intersection of Interstates 215 and 15. UPS deployed 48 heavy-duty Class 8 LNG tractor trucks, while the station supports an additional 150 LNG vehicles in UPS’s California, Nevada, and Utah operations. The project also included an outreach effort to generate additional usage at the LNG station and ensure continued viability of the LNG corridor.

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

$5,591,611 Award

$10,721,968 Local matching funds

Partners

  • United Parcel Service (UPS)
  • Clean Energy Fuels, Inc.
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
Using a Joint Procurement Process to Increase ZEV Adoption Nationwide Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives CALSTART In progress Jan 2016

States impacted:

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

Using a Joint Procurement Process to Increase ZEV Adoption Nationwide

The project will develop a multi-state zero emission vehicle (ZEV ) procurement process for state, county, and municipal fleets. Efforts will focus on convening procurement officials in interested states, engaging with national Clean Cities coalitions and similar organizations, and establishing a workgroup of government procurement experts to develop a multi-state model procurement contract that accommodates individual procurement requirements. The project will promote use of the model contract by public and private fleets with the help of an industry-focused advisory group and the existing West Coast Electric Fleets and ZEV Memorandum of Understanding state fleet initiatives.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives.

$1,199,076 Award

$346,005 Local matching funds

Partners

  • CALSTART
  • California Department of General Services
  • Georgetown Climate Center
  • Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM)
  • Atlas Public Policy
  • Ross Strategic
Utah Clean Cities Transportation Sector Petroleum Reduction Technologies American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Utah Clean Cities Complete Jan 2010

States impacted:

  • California
  • Nevada
  • Utah

Utah Clean Cities Transportation Sector Petroleum Reduction Technologies

The project goals were to increase the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles in the State of Utah to increase U.S. energy security, benefit local air quality, and install infrastructure to support alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. Upon completion of the grant, there are 558 new alternative fuel vehicles in Utah fleets, 36 new alternative fueling stations, and 18 upgraded stations.

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

$14,908,648 Award

$42,458,715 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Carbon Cutter
  • CNG America
  • Go Natural Towing CNG
  • Iowa Tanklines
  • Jordan School District
  • Kennecott Copper Mines
  • Kenworth—PacLease/Associated Foods
  • Ogden City
  • Questar Gas Company
  • Robinson Waste Services
  • Salt Lake City
  • Semi Service
  • St. George Express
  • State of Utah
  • Student Movement
  • Syracuse City
  • Sysco Intermountain
  • TransFuels
  • Uintah Basin School District
  • United Parcel Services (UPS)
  • University of Utah—Commuter Services
  • Utah Paper Box
  • Utah State University
  • Utah Transit Authority
  • Washakie Renewable Energy
  • Washington City
  • Waste Management
  • Williams Northwest Pipeline
  • Utah Clean Cities