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Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Southeast Alternative Fuel Deployment Partnership 2017 Community-Based Advanced Transportation Projects Center for Transportation and the Environment In progress Oct 2017

States impacted:

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina

Southeast Alternative Fuel Deployment Partnership

The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) is partnering with the Clean Cities Coalition Network and fleets in Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina to support the integration of a variety of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and fueling infrastructure. CTE and its partners will offset the initial capital cost of AFVs and infrastructure, promote opportunities for collaboration and strategic partnerships among alternative fuel market players, and support the development of alternative fuel corridors.

As of 2018, CTE has incentivized the purchase or installation of approximate 45 compressed natural gas vehicles (CNG), 20 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, 20 all-electric vehicles, 3 CNG fueling stations, and several light-duty electric vehicle charging stations. CTE is currently evaluating initial key performance indicators for these vehicles. This project will ultimately incentivize approximately 300 AFVs, collect 12 months of operational and maintenance data for incentivized vehicles, and develop best practices, policies, and case studies to aid in future AFV fleet expansion.

Learn more about the 2017 Community-Based Advanced Transportation Projects.

$4,621,781 Award

$6,259,430 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Clean Cities-Georgia
  • Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Palmetto 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
Accelerating Alternative Fuel Adoption in Mid-America 2017 Community-Based Advanced Transportation Projects Metropolitan Energy Center, Inc. In progress Oct 2017

States impacted:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri

Accelerating Alternative Fuel Adoption in Mid-America

The Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) aims to support the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles and establish new compressed natural gas, propane, and electric alternative fueling infrastructure on major travel corridors in Kansas and Missouri. The new alternative fueling infrastructure will fill crucial gaps along major shipping corridors and help overcome a significant barrier to alternative fuel vehicle adoption.

As of 2018, MEC and its project partners have developed one propane station and one 12-stall electric charging station; conducted three workshops; and replaced four diesel shuttles with natural gas vehicles. The workshops serve to connect stakeholders with resources, build community support for projects, and identify potential partners for future alternative fuel vehicle adoption. The project will also generate best practices documents, case studies, and deployment guides to leverage community-based business and community relationships to accelerate adoption and awareness of alternative fuels.

Learn more about the 2017 Community-Based Advanced Transportation Projects.

$3,803,793 Award

$3,826,624 Local matching funds

Partners

  • City of Kansas City, MO.
  • Stirk Compressed Natural Gas
  • City of El Dorado
  • 24/7 Travel Stores
  • Kansas City International Airport
  • Grain Valley School District
  • Sparq Natural Gas
  • Garden City
  • Blue Springs School District
Making the Business Case for Smart, Shared, and Sustainable Mobility Services 2017 Community-Based Advanced Transportation Projects City of Seattle Department of Transportation In progress Oct 2017

States impacted:

  • Colorado
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Making the Business Case for Smart, Shared, and Sustainable Mobility Services

The City of Seattle is working with Atlas Public Policy to accelerate the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in shared-mobility applications and subsequently establish best practices for use in all U.S. metro regions. The project will identify and test techniques for effective PEV deployment and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) installation for use by riding hail drivers and shared mobility companies. This project is partnering with four major US pilot markets: Denver, New York, Portland, and Seattle.

As of 2018, the City of Seattle and its project partners have created a strategic deployment plan and developed a geographic information system (GIS)-based prioritization model for EVSE site selection. They are now creating an EVSE siting roadmap and selecting phase 1 sites for mobility hub electrification. The project will culminate in an analysis of market-viable techniques for PEV adoption based on the findings of each city’s program in an EV Shared Mobility Playbook.

Learn more about the 2017 Community-Based Advanced Transportation Projects.

$1,982,068 Award

$6,214,311 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Western Washington Clean Cities
  • Empire Clean Cities
  • Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition
  • City of Seattle
  • Atlas Public Policy
  • City and County of Denver
  • City of New York
  • Forth
  • Eluminocity
  • ReachNow
  • Seattle City Light
  • Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment
  • EVGo
  • General Motors/Maven
  • NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability
  • NYC Department of Transportation
  • NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission
  • Uber
  • Portland General Electric
  • Brink
Collaborative Approaches to Energy-Efficient Logistics in the Albany - New York City Corridor 2017 Community-Based Advanced Transportation Projects Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute In progress Oct 2017

States impacted:

  • New York

Collaborative Approaches to Energy-Efficient Logistics in the Albany - New York City Corridor

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is working to reduce freight energy use by pairing efficient supply-side technologies and operations with freight demand management techniques in the Albany-New York City corridor. The project aims to demonstrate the mutually reinforcing effects of demand-side and supply-side efficiencies through the adoption of Energy Efficient Logistics (EELs).

As of 2018, the team has assembled, evaluated, and selected an initial list of EEL initiatives and shared their findings with two advisory groups representing public and private sector stakeholders in the Albany-New York City freight corridor. Based on feedback from these stakeholders, the team will proceed to model and pilot the impact of the following initiatives: receiver-led consolidation, parking loading zones/parking reservation, off-hour deliveries, parking pricing, and pickup & delivery at alternative locations. The project will result in the creation of an energy management guidebook to inform the adoption of EEL policies at the city, Metropolitan Planning Organization, and state level as well as an Integrated Transport-Energy Model (ITEM) to estimate the impact of these measures.

Learn more about the 2017 Community-Based Advanced Transportation Projects.

$1,825,000 Award

$2,000,343 Local matching funds

Partners

  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • New York Department of Transportation
Electric Last Mile Project 2017 Community-Based Advanced Transportation Projects Pecan Street Inc Complete Oct 2017

States impacted:

  • Texas

Electric Last Mile Project

Pecan Street Inc. is evaluating the use of a private fleet of low-speed, six-person, electric shuttles for first- and last-mile transit connections in three Austin, Texas neighborhoods. The project aims to demonstrate the value of public-private partnerships in rapidly and cost-effectively increasing the usage of public transportation.

As of 2018, the Electric Last Mile Project has successfully tested the use of electric shuttles for eight months, providing a total of 29,206 rides. The project has created a telematics kit that monitors vehicle operations and occupancy, a mobile trip request app and website, and laid the groundwork for future implementation of an autonomous shuttle. During the test period Pecan Street Inc. used surveys, individual interviews, community charrettes, and hardware installed on the vehicles to collect data on consumer engagement, vehicle performance, traffic impacts, and pricing structures. This data will be used to develop best practices for communities interested in using public-private partnerships for first and last-mile transit solutions.

Learn more about the 2017 Community-Based Advanced Transportation Projects.

$1,000,000 Award

$1,000,000 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Capitol Metro
  • Electric Cab of North America