On the other hand, Michael Levine, owner of Taxi Medallion Management (TMM) and chairman of both Taxi Affiliation Services LLC and American United Taxi Affiliation, Inc., entered into two 15-year contracts with Clean Energy to build and operate two 24/7 CNG filling stations. Recently opened, these public access facilities will fuel the initial TMM 100-NGVs fleet, including Ford Transit Connect and Chevy Impala taxis as well as MV-1 paratransit vehicles.
Supporting the local deployment of CNG cabs, the City of Chicago’s Department of Environment has implemented a Green Taxi program, which reimburses taxi companies that purchase vehicles powered by alternative fuels vehicles. The program operates on a first-come, first-serve basis and continues until December 31, 2011.
Source: Clean Energy Fuels