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Baltimore First for Veolia Propane

May 19, 2012 in Fleet Order, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Veolia Transportation is adding 300 propane-gasoline bi-fuel taxis, beginning with 50 vehicles for Baltimore Yellow Cab (and Checker) and planning 250 more for Pittsburgh, Jacksonville and Denver by year-end.

The vehicles have Prins fuel systems, says David Finder of Alliance AutoGas, which now has 45 partner companies in 37 states.

These propane taxis for Baltimore Yellow Cab are but a few of 50 being deployed with Prins bi-fuel upfits – and parent Veolia is adding 250 more in Pittsburgh, Jacksonville and Denver by year-end.

The Veolia propane program is part of the DoE Virginia Clean Cities-administered Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program. Under the public-private SPADP partnership, fleets are to convert more than 1,200 vehicles to propane autogas operation and establish more than 30 autogas fueling stations throughout the southeastern U.S., Pittsburgh, and Denver.

“With the price of propane autogas averaging $1.00 per gallon less than gasoline, vehicle conversions and fueling infrastructure are particularly cost-effective for fleets such as ours,” Veolia Transportation vice chair and CEO Mark Joseph said in a release.

The Alliance Autogas organization has some 45 partners in 37 states

Veolia Transportation is the Baltimore area’s largest taxi outfit, operating under the names Yellow, Checker, Sun Cabs and Jimmy’s Cab with nearly 700 vehicles. Veolia Transportation is the North American business unit of Veolia Transdev, which operates in 28 countries and provides 2.63 billion passenger trips per year – Veolia Transportation operates via 200 contracts with 18,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada alone.

Alliance AutoGas is also talking up ten new Ford E-450 propane buses operated by Davidson County Transportation in North Carolina.

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Veolia/Baltimore Yellow Cab, Dwight Kines, 443-573-3416; [email protected];

Alliance AutoGas, David Finder, 828-251-0027; [email protected];

Virginia Clean Cities, Mr. Alleyn Harned, 540-568-8896; [email protected]

Virginia Clean Cities, Peter Denbigh, 540-466-4510; [email protected];

Davidson County, George Hodges, 336-242-2252; [email protected];

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