Hertz introduces CNG vehicle rentals in US; Civics and Yukons

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Hertz will begin renting eight CNG Honda Civics and two CNG GMC Yukons at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City early next month. Oklahoma City is serving as a pilot program for Hertz’s CNG airport rentals program. Last year, Hertz introduced the addition of CNG vehicles through Hertz On Demand at Oklahoma State University. Hertz also deploys CNG airport buses at its Los Angeles Airport location and rents CNG vehicles in both Italy and the United Kingdom.

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CleanFUEL USA Secures $12.9 Million from US DOE for 100+ Propane Refueling Stations

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million in two stimulus grants to CleanFUEL USA to establish more than 100 liquid propane (autogas) refueling stations in major US cities in coordination with CleanFUEL USA partners, including ConocoPhillips. Other supporting partners include the Texas State Technical College, the Central Texas Clean Cities Coalition, Rush Truck Centers, 16 additional area Clean Cities Coalitions and the Propane Education and Research Council. The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $12.9

Most Hybrid Cities In America

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I made my first trip to San Francisco this week and although I expected to see a higher percentage of hybrid cars compared to most Midwest cities, I was really surprised. Polk & Company and hybridcars.com showed the city was #3 in 2009, behind only Los Angeles and New York.

Summer Update

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As fleet orders increase, city governments around the country also continue to join the coalition. Kansas City, MO., Oakland, Sacramento, and Salt Lake City. NGO's The campaign initially began by focusing on the 50 largest cities in the U.S.,

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President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

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Japan’s Shinkansen links most major cities at speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h).). The report formalizes the identification of ten high-speed rail corridors as potential recipients of federal funding: California Corridor (Bay Area, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego).

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Obama outlines plans for high-speed rail system

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The ten corridors outlined for potential funding are: - California Corridor (Bay Area, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego). Chicago Hub Network( Chicago, Milwaukee, Twin Cities, St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville). Empire Corridor (New York City, Albany, Buffalo). South Central Corridor (Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Little Rock).

US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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Geographical distribution of Clean Cities Recovery Act awards. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities program that will be funded with nearly $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Like the Recovery Act-funded projects, the annual Clean Cities projects include grants for vehicles, infrastructure, and education. Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project.

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