Six transit fleets, including Alliance partner Van Go Transportation of Richmond, VA, received the 2016 award for Top User of Propane Autogas from the Propane Education & Research Council at the BusCon Expo in Indianapolis this month. The award celebrates fleets creating healthier environments for riders with clean, cost-effective, and domestically-produced propane autogas. Receiving the award for Van Go was Travis Snellings, General Manager.
Van Go Transportation has been partnering with Alliance AutoGas and users of propane autogas since 2012. Sid del Cardayre from Van Go talks about Van Go’s decision to convert to autogas. “At first, it was an ethical and environmental question based on my desire to have a green company, back in 2012. With cleaner fuel for our vehicles, not only was it better for our environment, but engines were going to break down a lot less often. Also, cleaner burning propane autogas provides less maintenance and a tremendous emissions reduction, which exceeds all expectations.″
Van Go Transportation has served the Richmond area for more than 25 years. Their fleet currently consists of more than 70 vehicles, including 37 ambulatory vehicles and 35 wheelchair accessible vehicles, with over 50 of the vehicles operating on propane autogas. In 2015, Van Go used over 140,000 gallons of propane to run their fleet.