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Montgomery County Hosts Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Montgomery County’s Department of General Services (DGS) will host one of the Maryland Clean Cities and Virginia Clean Cities four-city educational showcases of clean-fuel vehicles at the new David E. Bone Equipment Maintenance and Transit Operations Center (EMTOC), on Wednesday, November 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The event will include tours of the facility featuring experts highlighting the benefits of propane, natural gas, electric and biofuels to replace traditional gasoline and diesel.

“Incorporating clean fuels into our public transit, safety and administrative fleets is critical to healthy and sustainable communities as well as an effective and efficient transportation network,” said County Executive Isiah Leggett. “These are two of my guiding principles and I am excited that the clean fuel roadshow is making a stop in Montgomery County.”

The tour is a collaboration with Clean Cities Coalitions nationwide and will feature introductions from Maryland Clean Cities in Baltimore and Montgomery County. Since 2011, the localized education programs have been conducted throughout the southeast. Each three-hour tour stop includes a vehicle showcase (free and open to the public from 9 – 10 a.m.) and a two-hour seminar (pre-registration required) for fleet managers, military and municipal planners on how to evaluate and select the best options to save money through alternative fuels and the vehicles that use them. The seminar features approximately 10 speakers providing varied and practical perspectives on alternative fuels.

“EMTOC is representative of Montgomery County’s commitment to construct facilities that reduce environmental impact, reuse natural resources, and reduce energy consumption,” said DGS Director David Dise, who will be one of the speakers. “It’s no coincidence that this is also a site that demonstrates the County’s investment in a clean fuel fleet. These are examples of how the Department of General Services makes sustainability a reality, with clear and local benefits.”

“These are the fleets that present the greatest opportunity for advancing our clean energy economy and reducing greenhouse gases,” said Tour Executive Producer Joy Kramer.

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow is scheduled to visit Baltimore, Rockville, Richmond and Chesapeake from November 18 – 21.

For more information, or to register, visit www.afvroadshow.com or call 404-274-0068. 
 


Release ID: 14-383
Media Contact: Sue Tucker 240-777-6507