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Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
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

This project incorporates both the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and alternative fueling access with a focus on compressed natural gas access on major travel corridors. 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


  • 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