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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
Michigan Green Fleets American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Clean Energy Coalition Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin

Michigan Green Fleets

The Green Fleets program brought advanced transportation technologies and alternative fuel solutions to fleets throughout Michigan. The project brought together a diverse cross-section of Michigan fleets, which adopted electric, hybrid, propane, and compressed natural gas vehicles. Green Fleets partners put more than 500 cleaner vehicles on the road and built more than 50 alternative fueling stations. In addition to improved air quality and reduced dependency on imported petroleum, Green Fleets commercialized cutting-edge technology and manufacturing capability, all while creating jobs in Michigan.

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

$12,715,756 Award

$27,984,711 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority
  • City of Ann Arbor
  • City of Detroit
  • DTE Energy
  • Frito Lay
  • Metro Cars
  • Schwan’s Home Service
  • UBCR
  • University of Michigan
  • Western Michigan University
  • Wright & Filippis
  • Clean Energy Coalition
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
Maryland Hybrid Truck Goods Movement Initiative American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Maryland Energy Administration Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Maryland Hybrid Truck Goods Movement Initiative

Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) partnered with Maryland Clean Cities and several of the most prominent and progressive fleets in the United States to implement the nation’s largest deployment of heavy-duty hybrid trucks in goods movement applications under the Maryland Hybrid Truck Goods Movement Initiative. This project provided financial and technical assistance to the fleets of ARAMARK, Efficiency Enterprises, Nestle Waters of North America, Sysco Corporation, and United Parcel Service (UPS) to facilitate the implementation of the largest collaborative hybrid truck project in the nation. In total, 143 Freightliner hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and hydraulic hybrid vehicles (HHV) were purchased and deployed across 29 states designed to meet the operational demands of local goods movement fleets.

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

$5,924,190 Award

$10,075,175 Local matching funds

Partners

  • ARAMARK
  • Efficiency Enterprises
  • Nestle Waters
  • Sysco
  • UPS
  • Maryland Energy Administration
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)
Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Metropolitan Energy Center, Inc. Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska

Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project

Metropolitan Energy Center, along with19 sub-recipients, received funding support for projects to build alternative fuel stations, purchase alternative fuel vehicles, and convert conventionally-fueled vehicles to an alternative fuel. The project area included metropolitan areas in three states: Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. The project deployed 376 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and included 29 fueling station installations. The stations will encourage fleets in the area to further invest in alternative fuel vehicles and will create workable compressed natural gas travel corridors between and within the target metros. Another objective of the project was to use success stories to educate the public about, and increase acceptance of, alternative fuels.

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

$14,999,905 Award

$17,707,232 Local matching funds

Partners

  • City of Kansas City
  • City of Lee’s Summit
  • Margo Leasing
  • KCP&L
  • Lee’s Summit R-7 School District
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • Johnson County Government
  • City of Lawrence
  • City of Wichita
  • Kansas City KS School District
  • Kansas Gas Service
  • New Bern-Pepsico
  • Zarco 66
  • Black Hills Energy
  • Metropolitan Utilities District
  • Happy Cab Co.
  • Metropolitan Community Colleges of Omaha
  • Lincoln Airport Authority
  • O’Daniel Honda
Low Carbon Fuel Infrastructure Investment Initiative American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards California Department of General Services Complete Jun 2012

States impacted:

  • California

Low Carbon Fuel Infrastructure Investment Initiative

The California Department of General Services (DGS) and Propel Fuels built 36 alternative fuel stations to provide public access to low carbon alternative fuels for more than 600,000 flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) statewide and included a comprehensive development program. This program included identifying and establishing lease agreements for station locations, designing, engineering, and permitting plans for the infrastructure and signage, engaging contractors to perform the build and manage construction, and marketing to the public and fleets to increase adoption of the fuels. These stations distribute alternative fuels including ethanol (E85) for use in FFVs and biodiesel (B20) to the public, as well as government and private fleets.

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

$6,917,200 Award

$14,488,844 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Propel Fuels, Inc
  • CALSTART, Inc.
  • East Bay Clean Cities
  • Sacramento Clean Cities
  • San Diego Regional Clean Cities San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities
  • Silicon Valley Clean Cities
  • Western Riverside County Clean Cities
  • Long Beach Clean Cities
  • California Department of General Services
Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Drayage Truck Replacement Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards South Coast Air Quality Management District Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Indiana

Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Drayage Truck Replacement Program

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Drayage Truck Replacement Program addressed a significant need to reduce diesel emissions and associated public health risks from goods movement at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The two Ports, located adjacent to one another, constitute America’s largest port complex and are ranked among the busiest container ports in the world. This project replaced 219 older, heavy-duty diesel trucks servicing the Ports or other goods movement operations in the region with new natural gas trucks powered by ultra-clean natural gas engines. The project also included education, outreach, and training activities to promote the use of alternative fuel vehicles.

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

$9,408,389 Award

$24,331,611 Local matching funds

Partners

  • California Air Resources Board
  • California Energy Commission
  • Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District
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)
New York State Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Infrastructure Deployment Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • New Jersey
  • New York

New York State Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Infrastructure Deployment Program

The primary goal of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Infrastructure Deployment Project was to expand the use of many different alternative fuels to a wide variety of fleets across New York state. NYSERDA worked with sub-recipients in the public and private sector that used vehicles ranging from small neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) to Class 8 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks that operated everywhere in the state, from New York City to small towns like Minoa and Malone. In total, 395 alternative fuel vehicles were purchased. Among the light-duty vehicles, the large majority were CNG-fueled, thanks in large part to a major initiative by Verizon to convert a large part of its New York fleet to natural gas. Heavy-duty vehicles were split between CNG, propane, hybrid electric, and hydraulic hybrid. There were also 100 new fueling locations installed as part of this project, which consisted primarily of electric vehicle charging stations, but also included four large CNG fueling stations and three propane fueling stations.

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

$13,299,101 Award

$20,648,882 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Capital District Clean Communities
  • Clean Communities of Central New York
  • Clean Communities of Western New York
  • Genessee Region Clean Communities
  • Empire Clean Cities
  • Central Hudson Gas and Electric
  • City of Albany
  • City of Rochester
  • City of Syracuse
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • CuseCar, Inc.
  • East Greenbush Central School District
  • Fairport Central School District
  • Ferrario Ford, Inc.
  • Gilboa-Conesville Central School District
  • Harbec Plastics
  • Hoosic Valley Central School District
  • Malone Central School District
  • Monroe County
  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Village of Warwick
  • SUNY Albany
  • Tompkins County
  • Trumansburg Central School District
  • Village of Minoa
  • Wayne Central School District
  • Palmyra-Macedon Central School District
  • National Grid
  • Bard College
  • Manhattan Beer Distributors
  • NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
  • Verizon
  • Charlotte Valley Central School District
  • New York Power Authority
  • Town of Mamaroneck
  • Westchester Ambulette
  • Town of Dobbs Ferry
  • City of White Plains
  • Demon Logistics
  • Ballston Spa Central School District
  • Albany International Airport
  • Cayuga County
  • AAA of Western and Central New York
  • Modern Disposal
  • Casella Waste Systems
  • Willow Run Foods
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Chicago Area Alternative Fuels Deployment Project American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards City of Chicago, Department of Transportation Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana

Chicago Area Alternative Fuels Deployment Project

The Chicago Area Alternative Fuels Deployment Project deployed alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles and installed alternative fuel fueling and electric vehicle charging stations throughout the Chicago region. The project included a wide variety of project partners (large and small private companies, municipalities, non-profits, and utilities) and alternative fuels/advanced vehicle technologies (electric vehicles, compressed natural gas, propane, E-85, and hybrid technologies). By embracing all types of partners and fuels, these ambitious projects were able to build sustainable clean vehicle programs that optimized petroleum displacement and environmental benefits. Chicago’s transportation landscape was transformed by the addition of green vehicles and fueling stations that helped promote energy security, reduce transportation costs, and improve air quality. In total, the project deployed more than 400 clean vehicles and 225 alternative fueling stations.

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

$14,999,658 Award

$24,625,322 Local matching funds

Partners

  • ComEd
  • Chicago Area Electric Vehicle Charging Station Project, City of Chicago—Department of Fleet and Facility Management
  • Clean Energy
  • Doreen’s Pizza
  • DuPage County—Division of Transportation
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
  • Exel-Diageo
  • Foodliner
  • Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
  • GO Airport Express
  • Green Taxi Program
  • Groot Industries
  • I-Go Car Sharing
  • Ozinga Ready Mix
  • Peoples Gas
  • SCR Medical Transportation
  • Village of Downers Grove; Waste Management
  • Waste Management
  • City of Chicago, Department of Transportation