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Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Idaho Petroleum Reduction Leadership Project American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Treasure Valley Clean Cities Complete Jan 2010

States impacted:

  • Idaho

Idaho Petroleum Reduction Leadership Project

The purpose of the Idaho Petroleum Reduction Leadership Project was to assist with the establishment of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel availability and use in the State of Idaho. Republic Services achieved a significant reduction in diesel fuel by converting a portion of their trash and recycling truck fleet in the Boise area to CNG fuel, as well as installing CNG fueling infrastructure at the company's fleet facilities in Boise and Nampa. The project resulted in the establishment of the first permanent public CNG fueling facilities in Idaho. It also included conducting outreach efforts to encourage other fleet operators and the public in the Boise area to use CNG.

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

$5,519,862 Award

$6,839,077 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Treasure Valley Clean Cities
Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Virginia Department of Mines Minerals and Energy Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia

Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program

The Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program is a large-scale alternative fuel project aimed at building propane infrastructure in the Southeast United States and encouraging public and private fleets to adopt propane. The program converted 1,189 vehicles from conventional gasoline to run on propane, and opened 11 propane Autogas refueling stations in 10 southeastern states. This resulted in millions of gallons of petroleum displacement. In addition, a wide-ranging communications campaign was launched to increase awareness and usage of propane in the Southeast.

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

$8,605,100 Award

$10,449,184 Local matching funds

Partners

  • American Alternative Fuel
  • Alliance Autogas (Blossman)
  • Force 911
  • Baker Equipment
  • Brooks Chevrolet
  • Bus Group
  • German Motor Works
  • Greenville County
  • Light N Up; Peninsula Propane
  • Propane Education and Research Council (PERC)
  • Virginia Clean Cities at James Madison University
  • Palmetto State Clean Cities
  • Clean Cities Atlanta
  • Georgia Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuels Partnership
  • Mississippi Economic Development Partnership
  • Gold Coast Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Maryland Clean Cities
  • Virginia Department of Mines Minerals and Energy
Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition Complete Feb 2010

States impacted:

  • Connecticut

Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project

The Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition, Inc. (GNHCCC), together with its partners, developed and implemented a state-wide, fuel-neutral effort that deployed 269 alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) and offset the incremental cost of providing 19 public access and private fleet access fueling stations to provide fueling capability for additional fleet vehicles. The project displaced more than 3.8 million gasoline gallon equivalents of petroleum and strengthened the availability of alternative fuels for fleets and commercial consumers along major corridors in the state. It also raised awareness and fostered greater understanding of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies through a targeted outreach and education effort.

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

$13,195,000 Award

$16,054,106 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Norwich Clean Cities
  • Capital Clean Cities
  • Southwestern Clean Cities
  • Innovation Drive Inc.
  • Sabre Engineering, Inc.
  • Signature Transportation
  • Enviro Express Natural Gas LLC
  • Enviro Express; Inc.
  • City of Bridgeport
  • Town of Fairfield; Metro Taxi
  • Metro Taxi
  • Yale University
  • City of Meriden
  • The Yellow Cab Company
  • Town Of Glastonbury
  • NANA Corporation (Ella Grasso Turnpike Shell Station)
  • Russo Lawn & Landscape, Inc.
  • JRC Services LLC
  • Norwich Public Utilities
  • CTDOT
  • CTTRANSIT
  • Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition
New Jersey Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks, Shuttle Buses and Infrastructure American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition Complete Jan 2009

States impacted:

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

New Jersey Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks, Shuttle Buses and Infrastructure

The New Jersey Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks, Shuttle Buses, and Infrastructure Project was the first state-wide alternative fuel vehicle deployment program in New Jersey. The project deployed more than 300 natural gas refuse haulers and shuttle buses belonging to 15 public and private fleets, and six new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations throughout the state, including: Newark, Camden, Trenton, Morris County, and Egg Harbor Township. The initiative also included activities to educate the public and other fleets about the benefits of using clean burning, domestically produced natural gas in vehicles.

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

$14,997,240 Award

$33,677,650 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Clean Energy
  • Atlantic County Utilities Authority
  • Blue Diamond Disposal
  • Waste Management
  • Suburban Disposal
  • Central Jersey Waste & Recycling
  • The Parking Spot Group
  • Atlantic City Jitney Association
  • City of Linwood
  • Casworth Enterprises
  • Giordano Companies
  • Franklin Township
  • Voorhees Township
  • Regional Industries
  • Wally Park
  • Courtyard by Marriot Newark Airport
  • New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition
Carolina Blue Skies and Green Jobs Initiative American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Triangle J Council of Governments Complete May 2010

States impacted:

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

Carolina Blue Skies and Green Jobs Initiative

The Carolina Blue Skies & Green Jobs Initiative is a two-state effort to increase availability and use of alternative fuels, while simultaneously deploying alternative fuel vehicles and advanced technology vehicles in North and South Carolina. The project successfully deployed a total of 519 vehicles including 389 propane vehicles, 81 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, 40 hybrid-electric vehicles, and nine neighborhood electric vehicles. The project also added 141 refueling stations, including 111 electric vehicle charging points, 11 E85 stations, eight biodiesel stations, six CNG stations and five propane stations.

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

$12,004,175 Award

$19,509,710 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Land-Of-Sky Regional Council—Land-of-Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition
  • South Carolina Energy Office—Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Biogen Idec
  • BuildSense
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities
  • City of Asheville
  • City of Charlotte Airport
  • City of Charlotte Charlotte Solid Waste Services; City of Fayetteville
  • City of Greensboro
  • City of Hendersonville
  • City of Raleigh
  • City of Rock Hill
  • City of Rocky Mount
  • City of Winston-Salem
  • County of Chatham;
  • Triangle J Council of Governments
Hybrid Electric School Buses Provide New Horsepower for Kentucky American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Kentucky Department of Education Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Ohio

Hybrid Electric School Buses Provide New Horsepower for Kentucky

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) incorporated hybrid electric technology as a specification in the bus procurement process available to all 174 school districts in the state. This effort resulted in the purchase of 157 hybrid electric school buses over the course of this project. In addition, the project supported education and outreach targeting the general public, teachers, local officials, first responders, local media, and others.

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

$12,980,000 Award

$15,336,000 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Kentucky Department of Education
Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition Petroleum Reduction Project American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Complete Jan 2009

States impacted:

  • Idaho
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition Petroleum Reduction Project

The Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition Petroleum Reduction Project was an ambitious and multi-faceted effort to generate lasting petroleum displacement across Washington State. The project acquired more than 650 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and developed infrastructure for biodiesel, E85 ethanol, compressed natural gas (CNG), and electric vehicles. The effort additionally helped deploy more than 200 light-duty CNG taxis and a supported a large roll-out of electrified ground support equipment and corresponding charging infrastructure at Sea-Tac International Airport. The project also included multiple efforts which provided the region with key information on strategies to further reduce petroleum use.

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

$14,999,770 Award

$22,317,164 Local matching funds

Partners

  • Alaska Airlines
  • City of Bellevue
  • City of Everett
  • City of Issaquah
  • City of Kirkland
  • City of Mercer Island
  • City of Olympia
  • City of Renton
  • City of Seattle
  • City of Sammamish
  • City of Tacoma
  • CleanScapes
  • King County
  • Pierce County
  • Port of Seattle
  • Tacoma Public Utilities
  • University of Washington
  • Western Washington University
  • Waste Management
  • WorldCNG
  • WSU Extension Energy
  • Snohomish County
  • Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
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
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
North Central Texas Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Investments American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards North Central Texas Council of Governments Complete Jan 2010

States impacted:

  • Texas

North Central Texas Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Investments

Through this project, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) sought to deploy alternative refueling stations, alternative fuel vehicles, and advanced technology vehicles in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area. This was pursued in a fuel- and technology- neutral manner, with a portfolio of different technologies and fuels. In total, the project deployed 290 vehicles and 11 refueling stations across 17 fleets, including cities, independent school districts, a major commercial airport, private sector fleets, and a faith-based nonprofit.

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

$13,181,171 Award

$23,197,585 Local matching funds

Partners

  • City of Dallas
  • City of Denton
  • City of Fort Worth
  • City of Garland
  • City of Richardson
  • City of Southlake
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • Fort Worth Independent School District(ISD)
  • Mansfield ISD
  • Canteen Vending
  • Coca-Cola Refreshments USA
  • Frito-Lay North America
  • New Bern Transport
  • PAM Transport Inc.
  • Pixelpushers Inc.
  • Splash Transport
  • Sysco Corporation
  • Highway of Hope
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments