Regional transit agency in Ohio plans to continue commitment to clean energies

Laketran, the regional public transit system of Lake County, Ohio, has elected an officer who plans to continue the agency’s rollout of alternative fuel vehicles. Brian Falkowski was unanimously re-elected to a fifth, one year term as the Board President of Lake County’s regional transit system. Chuck Zibbel, who has held the role of Vice President since last May, will continue serving his position.

“In 2019, we will be focused on the financial challenge of sustaining Laketran’s Dial-a-Ride service, as well as concentrating our efforts on ways to reduce costs by considering passenger vans and Autogas buses for vehicle replacements that are more fuel efficient and digitising our fare collections to eliminate the need for pricy on-board fareboxes,” said Falkowski.

“It’s great to see Laketran embracing new technology and fuel sources, especially when it helps us operate more efficiently and improves the environment. I am happy to continue to serve an organisation that offers so much to Lake County,” added Zibbel.

Last year Laketran was designated as an Ohio Green Fleet by Clean Fuels Ohio’s state-wide programme, after introducing Autogas vehicles to its fleet. This programme recognises fleets efficiency and environmental performance, and has acknowledged Laketran’s commitment to being environmentally responsibility by improving air quality and reducing Ohio’s dependence on imported petroleum. For more information, please check this link.

13 February 2019