Tagged: CNG

In the News: Schools, COTA use VW settlement funds for new, cleaner vehicles

The Columbus Dispatch recently wrote about new sustainable transportation investments throughout Ohio as a result of a national settlement against Volkswagen.

The news outlet said, Ohio’s share of the settlement is $75.3 million. Ohio State will retire six 2002 diesel buses and replace them with CNG buses that will arrive in July. Settlement funds will pay for half of the roughly $3 million cost.

Ohio State CNG Fueling Station Now Open

Ohio State’s new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station has officially opened.  The university initially broke ground on the station – the first of its kind for an Ohio university - in July 2016.  The station will serve the university’s Department of Transportation and Traffic Management, as well as the City of Columbus, and may be utilized by additional university, state agency and central Ohio municipalities.

Campus Area Bus Service Recognized for Commitment to Reducing Emissions

Transportation and Traffic Management’s Campus Area Bus Service has been recognized by Ohio Clean Fuels as a three-star certified Ohio Green Fleet. The certification recognizes organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to reducing emissions and improving fuel efficiency.

TTM Director Awarded for Leadership in Alternative Fuel Adoption

Beth Snoke, Director of Transportation and Traffic Management (TTM), was recently recognized with the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) President’s Award for her leadership in alternative fuel adoption. The award highlights individuals who have made a positive impact on new practices and technologies in the fleet industry.