CUTR’s Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition (TBCCC) project was recently approved for a re-designation. Through technical assistance, networking and sharing transportation and fuel options, TBCCC’s mission is to reduce petroleum use in transportation in a six-county region. TBCCC was praised for its technical expertise, responsiveness and communication and education with the public and stakeholders. TBCCC has continued to meet with stakeholders and stress the importance of alternative fuels, fuel-saving technologies and practices, and new mobility choices.
“This redesignation from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office means that the Tampa Bay region will continue to have access to Clean Cities tools, resources, and support network to help convert fleets to non-petroleum fuels that can help decrease harmful vehicle emissions, achieve suitability goals, and reduce long-term transportation costs. This redesignation signals national recognition of the continued efforts by local fleets and government entities to build a more sustainable transportation system in Tampa Bay that supports local economy and quality of life,” said Alexander Kolpakov, senior researcher at CUTR.
The re-designation is valid for four years.
The program is a part of the Transit Research Program at CUTR and led by Alexander Kolpakov and Austin Sipiora, and supported by staff Jana Huss and intern Briana Derosa.