The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) used the occasion of this week's BusCon Expo in Chicago to recognize five fleets for their progressive use of propane autogas in transportation operations.
The Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA), the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), Metro Cars, Port Columbus International Airport and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County each received the inaugural ‘Top User of Clean-Burning Propane Autogas’ award.
Flint MTA operates 72 shuttle buses that use ROUSH CleanTech's propane autogas systems, and Greater Cleveland RTA has 20 propane paratransit shuttle buses online (with plans for 40 more by 2015). Metro Cars, based in Detroit, operates more than 200 propane vehicles, including 13 transit buses converted by ICOM North America. Port Columbus International Airport has 19 propane autogas shuttle buses, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, located near Kansas City, Kan., operates 15 propane vehicles.
‘Our inaugural award winners are models in the public transportation sector of how propane autogas is improving the economic and environmental well-being of citizens and communities nationwide,’ says Tucker Perkins, PERC's chief business development officer.
PERC presented the awards in partnership with Metro Magazine.