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By March 1, 2010March 11th, 2016Blog, Fuel for Thought


If we are going to keep up with the nation’s energy demands for transportation, we need to utilize viable, sustainable, affordable, reliable and environmentally friendly fuels.

For the second year in a row, Green Fleet Magazine has designated Sustainability All-Stars — individuals who have made a significant difference in environmental responsibility — to encourage and honor those who are making this happen.

Among the 40 recipients, I am pleased to say that six are fueling with propane autogas technology developed by my company, ROUSH CleanTech.

  • Ronald Bast, president of GO Riteway, recognized for operating 65 percent of his airport shuttle fleet on alternative fuels.
  • Robert Hann president of GO Airport Express, honored for fueling60 percent of his vehicle fleet with alternative energy.
  • Tom Hopkins, central warehouse and logistics department head for Wright & Filippis, for transitioning nearly 30 percent of his delivery service fleet to propane autogas.
  • Ronald Latko, director of transportation and fleet management with Mesa Unified School District, for operating 27 school buses on propane autogas.
  • Maraskeshia Smith, deputy director of fleet services for City of Cincinnati, for saving the city 40,000 pounds per year in carbon dioxide emissions with propane autogas vehicles.
  • Mark Swackhamer, senior manager of fleet operations transportation services for Houston Independent School District,for adopting 20 new propane autogas vehicles and reducing the district’s diesel use by more than 70,000 gallons in the first year alone.

In addition, the Propane Autogas Fleet Award presented by the Propane Education & Research Council was awarded to our friend and customer, GO Airport Express.

Well done to all. We couldn’t be more proud of all the award winners — users of propane autogas and of other domestic alternative energy sources — for helping to preserve the environment in which they operate and better the communities in which they serve.

Thanks for making a difference.