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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
Mammoth Cave National Park National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Kentucky

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park started using E85 in 1999 and today runs all its vehicles on alternative fuels. Thanks to new funding, the park is adding four propane-powered school buses, two propane-powered pickup trucks, and one electric utility vehicle to its fleet. In addition, park personnel are partnering with the Kentucky Clean Cities Partnership to enhance efforts to educate visitors, employees, and the media about the benefits of using alternative fuels.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Kentucky Clean Cities Partnership
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
Mesa Verde National Park National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

Invoking the spirit of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, Mesa Verde National Park is working with Southern Colorado Clean Cities to cut harmful emissions. The park is eliminating inefficient vehicles that traveled nearly 400,000 miles, and it is adding four new propane pickup trucks and a propane lawn mower. A propane fueling station will also be installed for park use. Project partners are executing a comprehensive idle-reduction outreach campaign for staff, concessioners, and the park's 500,000 annual visitors.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition
Michigan Fuel Forward Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards Clean Energy Coalition Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Michigan

Michigan Fuel Forward

The Michigan Fuel Forward project worked with a wide range of partners to convene an alternative fuel task force; included alternative fuels in regional and state transportation plans; recommended changes to codes, regulations, and permitting; develop alternative fuel signage; helped public and private fleets evaluate AFV options; and partnered with community colleges to train Michigan's first responders, mechanics, and electricians.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$500,000 Award

Partners

  • Ann Arbor Clean Cities Coalition
  • Detroit Area Clean Cities
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
Mid-America Collaborative for Alternative Fuels Implementation Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards Metropolitan Energy Center, Inc. Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska

Mid-America Collaborative for Alternative Fuels Implementation

The Mid-America Collaborative for Alternative Fuels Implementation project will focus on diversifying transportation fuel options in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. These efforts include: developing an alternative fuel policy model; recommending an AFV procurement policy and best practices toolbox; safety and operations training for first responders, fleet managers, code officials, fire marshals, and key decision makers; vocational training at local colleges and technical schools; and establishing a Green Fleet Technical Assistance and Certification program.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$815,000 Award

Partners

  • Kansas City Regional Clean Cities
  • St. Louis Clean Cities
  • Iowa Clean Cities Coalition
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
Mission Electric New York City Electric Vehicle Community Readiness New York City and Lower Hudson Valley Clean Communities, Inc Complete Sep 2011

States impacted:

  • New York

Mission Electric New York City

The project addressed infrastructure deployment plans for light duty vehicles in New York City, focusing primarily on parking lots located in both the central business district and key residential neighborhoods. It also addressed solutions for regional travel to and from regional destination hubs

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$418,612 Award

$148,724 Local matching funds

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Minnesota

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA) protects a 72-mile, 54,000-acre corridor along one of the world's great rivers. Regional park and trail destinations within MNRRA are accessible to over 33 million annual visitors to the greater Twin Cities area. The Twin Cities Clean Cities coalition is working with the park to install 12 electric vehicle charging stations at 11 MNRRA sites, helping to reduce emissions and educate park visitors about alternative transportation options.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.

Partners

  • Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition
Moving North Texas Forward by Addressing Alternative Fuel Barriers Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards North Central Texas Council of Governments Complete Jan 2013

States impacted:

  • Texas

Moving North Texas Forward by Addressing Alternative Fuel Barriers

The Moving North Texas Forward by Addressing Alternative Fuel Barriers project focused on educating policy makers; updating the State Implementation Plan (SIP); creating an alternative fuel vehicle parking program; holding fuel-specific deployment workshops and first responder training; educating fleet managers, decision makers, businesses, and schools about alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles; and developing a fleet recognition program.

Learn more about the Alternative Fuel Market Project Awards.

$500,000 Award

$49,300 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities