Airport’s Propane-Driven Bus Fleet Will Remove 730,000 Pounds of Carbon Dioxide From Atmosphere

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Colonial Airport Parking has switched its shuttle buses from gas to propane to reduce carbon emissions and help the environment, writes Kevin Tustin for Delaware County News Network.

For that effort, the Tinicum business was lauded with the Environmental Excellence Award by the Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation (EP-ACT) for converting its fleet of shuttle buses from a gasoline engine system to propane. The switch should  save 730,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from emission into the atmosphere over the lifetime of the buses.

It will also save $80,000 in fuel and maintenance costs annually.

“It was probably the proudest moment in my professional career,” said Colonial Airport Parking Vice President John Groden. “I try to be just as conscious about the environment at work and home.”

Groden researched extensively before making the switch. He even went to the Michigan corporate headquarters of  ROUSH (CleanTech) , an industry leader in alternative fuel vehicles.

Colonial was one of 16 municipalities and businesses to receive an Alternative Fuels Incentive grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s. The grant for $66,000 helped Groden convert four new buses.

Read more about the airport ‘s shuttle bus clean fleet here.

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