Through the Department’s Clean Cities initiative, these projects address a range of community infrastructure and training needs, such as providing safety and technical training for fleet operators, mechanics, first responders, and code officials; streamlining permitting and procurement processes; and helping public and private fleets integrate petroleum reduction strategies into their operations.
Among the projects selected, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (Philadelphia, PA) will receive $319,038. The Pennsylvania Partnership for Promoting Natural Gas Vehicles project will provide education and outreach to municipal and school district decision-makers to encourage the procurement and retrofitting of natural gas-fueled school buses and solid waste collection vehicles and develop a strategic plan for natural gas vehicle and infrastructure inspection training.
Other NGV-related projects include the city of Austin, Texas; the American Lung Association in Minnesota; Clean Fuels Ohio; Houston-Galveston Area Council, Texas; and INCOG Tulsa Area Clean Cities, Oklahoma.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy