The Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program (SPADP), an initiative managed by Virginia Clean Cities and the State of Virginia, has hit the 1,000-vehicle-conversions milestone.
Through the program, Veolia Transportation is in the process of converting 300 taxis to autogas, and a number of other fleets in the Southeast are also participating. They include the City of Sandy Springs and the Carroll, Jackson and Muscogee county sheriff's offices in Georgia; Community Counseling Services and Pearl River County in Mississippi; Buncombe County, N.C.; and the City of Vestavia Hills, Lee County and Lewis Pest Control in Alabama.
In Virginia, the program has supported propane conversions for various public and private fleet vehicles, such as Groome Transportation; Virginia Premier Health Plan; the City of Newport News; Spotsylvania County; and the August, Culpeper and Frederick county sheriff's offices.
The program's goal is the conversion of a total of 1,200 vehicles.