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Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
U.S. Fuels Across America’s Highways - Michigan to Montana (M2M) 2016 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Projects Gas Technology Institute In progress May 2017

States impacted:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin

U.S. Fuels Across America’s Highways - Michigan to Montana (M2M)

The Gas Technology Institute is collaborating with regional stakeholders to create an alternative fuel corridor along Interstate 94 from Port Huron, Michigan to Billings, Montana. The U.S. Fuels Across America’s Highways – Michigan to Montana (M2M) project will develop fueling infrastructure for electric, compressed natural gas (CNG), and propane vehicles, accelerate the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles, and establish community-based partnerships to support the corridor.

As of 2019, the M2M team has conducted a needs analysis to identify fueling gaps along the M2M corridor, coordinated with state officials to install Alternative Fuel Corridor signage in Michigan and Minnesota, and conducted outreach at two dozen events. The project has installed a combination of DC fast chargers and Level 2 chargers in Tomah, Wisconsin and Moorhead, MN; begun site planning for three publicly accessible CNG stations in Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois; and assisted CTS in adding 10 additional CNG trucks to their fleet. The project will result in a total of approximately 15 new fueling stations including electric, CNG, and propane stations and approximately 60 CNG long-haul trucks that will support stations along the corridor.

Learn more about the 2016 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Projects.

$4,999,983 Award

$5,256,189 Local matching funds

Partners

  • American Lung Association
  • Chicago Area Clean Cities
  • Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities
  • South Shore Clean Cities
  • Wisconsin Clean Cities
  • Trillium CNG
  • Kwik Trip
  • Contract Transport Services, LLC
  • ZEF Energy
  • Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition
  • North Dakota Clean Cities
  • Ozinga ReadyMix