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Clean Cities Media Coverage Helps Promote Alt Fuel Transportation

CleanCitiesAcross the United States, Clean Cities Coalitions are working to reduce the nation’s reliance on petroleum in transportation. Clean Cities offers many benefits, such as funding and alt fuel events for dealers to promote their propane-fueled buses. When appropriate, many Clean Cities reps will involve the media to promote these opportunities, and get the news publicized.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program advances the nation’s economic, environmental and energy security by supporting local actions to cut petroleum use in transportation. Clean Cities has saved more than 8.5 billion gallons of petroleum since its inception in 1993.

There are nearly 100 local coalitions working to cut petroleum use in communities across the country. Each coalition is led by a coordinator, who tailors projects and activities to capitalize on the unique opportunities in their communities.

Clean Cities regularly promotes the deployment of propane school buses that have obtained funding through them. They also hold their own events, like Chicago Area Clean Cities’ Green Drives Conference & Expo, or partner with other events to promote alt fuel vehicles, such as the Dallas/Ft. Worth Clean Cities’ partnership with Earth Day Texas to include display vehicles.

If you’re interested in joining your local coalition, other benefits include public recognition for progress in reducing petroleum consumption and assistance with media outreach. And, they’re just a great source for information on alt fuels, including the Volkswagen settlement.

Here are some press coverage examples of Clean Cities projects:

Florida Transportation Systems

Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition Recognizes BCPS as an Alternative Fuel Champion:

Tampa Bay Clean Cities to Host National Alt-Fuel Vehicle Event:

Yancey Bus Sales

Dekalb School District Honored for Propane Bus Deployment:

MacAllister Transportation

East Chicago Students to Benefit from Propane School Buses:

Anderson Bus Sales

MotorWeek’s Clean Cities Success Story on Boston Public Schools:

Contact your local Clean Cities Coalition to learn more.