On Thursday, Wisconsin Clean Cities honored sustainable transportation leaders in Wisconsin at the nonprofit’s 24th annual stakeholder meeting at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
Forward Fleet Award winners, honored for the amount of petroleum they have displaced through the use of alternative fuels and sustainable transportation options, were fifth place Time Transport Inc. of Franksville; fourth place Contract Transport Services LLC of Green Bay; third place Paper Transport Inc. of Green Bay; second place Sheehy Mail Contractors Inc. of Waterloo; and first place Kwik Trip Inc. of La Crosse.
Sustainable Transportation Champions in the public and private sectors were honored for their use of clean fuels and technologies. Alliant Energy of Madison, We Energies of Milwaukee and Bounce Milwaukee of Milwaukee were honored for their work with electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.
In the compressed natural gas category, Dane County Department of Public Works Highway and Transportation and Outpost Natural Foods of Milwaukee were honored as Sustainable Transportation Champions. Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office and GO Riteway Transportation of Milwaukee were lauded for their work with propane autogas. In the biofuels category, the City of Beloit and Wisconsin-based Jetz Convenience Centers received awards.
The City of Milwaukee was the overall Sustainable Transportation Champion for its work with multiple fuels and technologies.
The Service Award was presented to Bryan Nudelbacher of GAIN Clean Fuel of Appleton. Nudelbacher served on the Wisconsin Clean Cities board of directors from 2012 until July of this year.
“I continue to be inspired year after year by our members’ commitment to sustainable transportation options,” says Lorrie Lisek, executive director of Wisconsin Clean Cities. “The award winners illustrate how green choices lead to both environmental and economic successes. We applaud them for their efforts.”
Wisconsin Clean Cities, serving the entire state of Wisconsin, is one of nearly 100 U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities coalitions. The coalitions partner with members in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to reduce dependence on imported oil in the transportation sector by promoting the use of alternative fuels and sustainable transportation options.
The winners in all categories were selected from among Wisconsin Clean Cities members who submitted annual survey reports.