San Antonio Missions National Park Focuses on Alternative Fuels

This is a text version of the Clean Cities TV segment San Antonio Missions National Park Focuses on Alternative Fuels, which aired on April 14, 2014.

DAVID VEKASY: I'm David Vekasy, facility manager at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. San Antonio Missions National Historical Park has been interested in achieving sustainability results for at least the past 10 years. Most recently, we've had very good success with trying to convert our fleet to alternative fuel vehicles. We have hybrids in our fleet, we have an electric car in our fleet, and we also are moving towards propane vehicles in our work truck fleet. In 2014, we will have 43% of our entire vehicle fleet will be alternative fuel vehicles.

And our Clean Cities partners have been a great partner to help us with alternative fuels in our landscaping operations, using electric utility vehicles for special event activities, and we've been very happy with the success that we've seen with operational efficiencies in using these types of vehicles and the cost savings in reduction of operational costs because of the reduced fuel costs. We've been very fortunate in the park to have a very strong relationship with our local Clean Cities partner, the Alamo Area Clean Cities coalition. We've benefitted by attending many of the events that they've sponsored to help introduce us to alternative fuel technologies, and we continue to have a strong partnership with our local group.