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 (Liquid Propane Gas) conversions for four shuttle buses.
LESTER, PA.: 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 (Liquid Propane Gas) conversions for four shuttle buses. With the addition of the new shuttle buses, Colonial’s fleet will be 100% propane 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 and partnering with ROUSH CleanTech, an alternative fuel vehicle technology firm. Colonial’s fleet of propane powered 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. Each of Colonial’s shuttles accommodates up to 14 passengers and their luggage.
Propane autogas is a low-carbon fuel that reduces greenhouse gases by up to 25%, carbon monoxide by up to 60%, and nitrogen oxide by 20%, and is an approved alternative fuel under the Clean Air Act.
“We could not be happier with our choice to switch our fuel to liquid propane gas,” 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 tons and save more than one million gasoline gallon equivalents annually. The AFIG program is funded by an annual gross receipts tax on utilities.
About Colonial Airport Parking
Colonial Airport Parking has been providing travelers with a more convenient and efficient parking experience for over 30 years. Located just two miles from PHL, Colonial Airport Parking offers both self-parking and valet options in a clean, well-lit facility that is monitored by on-site staff, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.