Pennsylvania helps airport shuttle fleet switch to 100% Autogas

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded Colonial Airport Parking an Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) for $66,000 that will cover 100% of the LPG conversions for four shuttle buses. With the addition of the new shuttle buses, Colonial’s fleet will be 100% Autogas powered by March 2019. Colonial Airport Parking has actively pursued a path toward clean transportation since 2015 by starting the conversion of their fleet to LPG.

Colonial’s fleet of Autogas Ford E-450 shuttle buses will emit 730,000 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over the lifetime of the vehicles, helping save more than 18,800 gasoline gallon equivalents per year and increasing operating efficiency for customers.

“We could not be happier with our choice to switch our fuel to LPG,” said John Groden, CPP/ Vice President, Colonial Airport Parking, Inc. “We have been able to significantly lower our fuel and maintenance costs, while reducing our carbon footprint. This initiative is having a positive impact on the environment, Pennsylvania and those who live here.”

The AFIG grant was part of more than $2.6 million in funding awarded statewide for 16 clean energy vehicle projects that will help improve air quality, public health and quality of life throughout Pennsylvania. The projects are expected to reduce emissions by more than 2,800 tonnes and save more than one million gasoline gallon equivalents annually. For more information, please visit this link.

16 January 2019