Go Riteway, a Wisconsin airport transportation provider, is operating 21 Roush CleanTech Ford E-350 vans fueled by propane autogas to serve as ground transportation vehicles for the General Mitchell International Airport. In an unveiling ceremony this week, Ronald Bast, president of GO Riteway, announced that the company is moving toward a more environmentally-friendly business model through the use of domestically produced propane autogas, which now fuels 40 percent of its fleet.
The event, held at Go Riteway’s new offices in Oak Creek, Wis., included a tour of the new Roush CleanTech fleet vehicles and onsite propane autogas fueling facility, which was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. “When we were exploring alternative fuel options, Roush CleanTech caught our attention due to their experience in the propane autogas field,” says Bast.
“Due to air-quality regulations, airport authorities across the country are looking for cleaner lower-emissions solutions for companies that operate equipment on and around airport property,” says Todd Mouw, vice president of sales and marketing for Roush CleanTech, who was on-site for the ceremony. “Roush CleanTech propane autogas vehicles immediately deliver on the need for a clean-burning alternative to gasoline and diesel, while helping to wean our country from foreign sources of energy.”