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Your Input is Needed for a Study on Alternative Fuel Stations

Our coalition is undertaking a study regarding alternative fuel stations along interstates in Northeastern Illinois. We need help from fleets and other stakeholders to assist in establishing criteria for future fueling station sites. We hope to capture and compile ideas related to where and why such stations might be considered going forward, ideally aligning with […]


Resiliency: Alternative Fuels Play Critical Role in Preparing Communities to Deal with a Crisis

Many Chicagoans may remember the air traffic control fire that grounded thousands of flights in late September 2014. What they may not remember is the response to the local disaster. The computers failed, and the backup computers failed, too. Officials began worrying about other backup systems in the community and the strength of those plans. […]

Clean Cities Participates in Project to Identify Barriers to Multi-unit Dwelling EV Charging

Chicago Area Clean Cities is participating in a nationwide research project to identify and address barriers to multi-unit dwelling (MUD) and residential curbside plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging. The goal of the project is fivefold: Engage stakeholders to document barriers to MUD and residential curbside PEV charging; Gather baseline data from existing MUD and residential […]

Ozinga Designs and Constructs Largest CNG Station to Date

Ozinga Energy recently finished station construction on the first compressed natural gas station for National Ready Mixed Concrete Company in Vernon, California. NRMCC, owned by the world’s largest cement producer, National Cement, is an eighth-generation family-owned company founded in 1946 with 11 locations in the Southern California region. Featuring 50 time-fill hook-ups, it’s the largest […]

Coalitions See Attendance, Environmental Benefits Increase as Webinars Rise in Popularity

When Denver shut down from COVID-19 in March, Bonnie Trowbridge, coordinator of Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition, had to make a decision: How would her coalition respond to the crisis? Her team wanted answers – Should they lay low? Would they work from home? Trowbridge’s answer was simple: “This is our opportunity,” she said. “Let’s […]

Divvy Brings Electric Bikes to Chicago in Citywide Bikeshare Program

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Lyft have announced the introduction of new pedal-assist ebikes into the Divvy bike-share system. Divvy, which is operated by Lyft, started rolling out hundreds of e-bikes last week and will eventually expand to providing 10,500 e-bikes in the program. The e-bikes are designed to make biking easier for […]


IACT, formerly known as Chicago Area Clean Cities, is a voluntary, locally based coalition dedicated to reducing emissions from the transportation sector.

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