November 05, 2013
Fast Park Cleveland Earns Green Fleet Designation
Airport Fast Park and Parking Company of America have earned a three-star rating from Ohio Green Fleet for deploying 10 compressed natural gas (CNG) shuttles in Cleveland since December 2012.
Airport Fast Park and Parking Company of America have earned a three-star rating from Ohio Green Fleet for deploying 10 compressed natural gas (CNG) shuttles in Cleveland since December 2012. The program, run by Clean Fuels Ohio, recognized the fleets at Airport Fast Park and Park Place, located near the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, for efficiencies and the ability to reduce vehicle emissions. Vehicles recognized by the Ohio Green Fleet program provide a community service by improving air quality and reducing Ohio’s dependence on imported oil.
The Cleveland facility’s designation fits into Fast Park’s overall corporate green initiatives. Across its 17 facilities in 13 markets, Fast Park is committed to using eco-friendly fleets. Facilities use a combination of CNG and Sprinter shuttles to transport travelers from their vehicles to the airport terminal. CNG shuttles produce up to 23 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than diesel models, and the Sprinter shuttles emit almost 60 percent less carbon dioxide per vehicle than standard 6.0L diesel engine shuttles.
“Fast Park strives to be a good corporate citizen in our local markets and making our shuttles eco-friendly is a top priority across our footprint,” said William Addy, Senior General Manager of Systems and Fleet for Fast Park. “Using 10 CNG shuttles here in Cleveland is the equivalent of taking 25 passenger vehicles off the road for one year or growing more than 3,100 tree seedlings for 10 years.”
In addition to utilizing its new eco-friendly fleet, the Cleveland Airport Fast Park and Park Place facilities provide electric vehicle (EV) owners access to complimentary 120V outdoor-rated GFI outlets. Customers who choose to live greener by owning an EV leave it at the facility and return from their trip to a fully-charged vehicle.
About Fast Park
Fast Park is a leading off-site airport parking company headquartered in Cincinnati. With 17 facilities in 13 markets throughout the country, its brands include Fast Park & Relax, Fast Park2, Airport Fast Park, and Park Place. Fast Park offers the highest-quality customer service at its facilities 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Its convenient shuttle service transports travelers directly from their parking spot to their terminal. Facilities are located in the following cities: Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore-BWI, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston-IAH, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Orlando, Raleigh and Tucson. For more information, visit www.theFastPark.com or visit Fast Park’s Facebook page.
About Ohio Green Fleets Program
Ohio Green Fleets is a comprehensive program designed by Clean Fuels Ohio to improve the environmental performance and efficiency of public and private fleets. The Ohio Green Fleets program consists of three core components: direct consultation with fleet managers to develop a Green Fleet management plan tailored to specific organizational needs; hands-on support and assistance with implementation, including assistance in seeking grant funding to reduce implementation costs; and recognition of environmental leaders through a five-star rating system that scores fleets based on measurable reductions in vehicle emissions and improvements in efficiency. Since its launch in August 2008, Ohio Green Fleets program has engaged hundreds of fleets across the state in workshops, seminars and individual meetings. This work has resulted in the active enrollment of more than 250 public and private organizations – all of whom have provided fleet data and begun the process of earning Ohio Green Fleet certification.
About Clean Fuels Ohio
Clean Fuels Ohio is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the use of cleaner and energy-efficient domestic fuels and vehicles in order to improve air quality and health, reduce climate change, curb dependence on petroleum and support Ohio’s economy.