Kingman, Kansas has a new fuel station for clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG). Mid-Kansas CNG operates the station at 636 N. Thompson. The station is open to the public now however, the official Grand Opening will be held at 11 am on November 10, 2017. It will include a ribbon cutting by Stacey Meireis, Executive Director of the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce, and representatives from KGS, Central Kansas Clean Cities and Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalitions.
Mattie Giefer was looking for a cheaper fuel option for his fleet of vehicles with GCI Construction and turned to Mark Molitor, who is in the oil & gas field, for a solution. Together they formed Mid-Kansas CNG to fulfill the need for natural gas fueling in the Kingman area. After consulting with trucking companies, they selected a site on the US-54/US-400 corridor. The station will fill a fueling gap between Wichita, 50 miles to the east, and Garden City and Liberal, both about 175 miles west. Molitor and Giefer believe that CNG is a more economical and better environmental choice for transportation. They are open to inquiries about fleet fueling on the site.
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Clean, alternative fuels are the future of school district transportation. Propane, natural gas and electric vehicle options are becoming mainstream, and Kansas City districts are already committing to these alternatives to diesel buses. Alternative fuels give school districts a new approach to long-term substantial fuel savings, while protecting students from the risks of diesel emissions.
What: 2017 School Fleet Alternative Fuels Summit
When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Blue Springs School District’s Bartow Administrative Center, 1801 Northwest Vesper Street, Blue Springs, MO
Who: School district fleet managers, superintendents and district purchasing professionals.
Guest speakers will cover the latest in alt-fuel technology, reports from districts already using alternative fuels, information on financing alt fuel projects, and a tour of the Blue Springs District’s compressed natural gas fueling and fleet facilities. Lunch is included as part of the program. See full tentative agenda.
Contact David Albrecht at MEC with any questions.
Final week! Survey closes Monday, November 6, 2017
If you work or reside in the Kansas City metro, you are invited to take part in a virtual workshop to update the region’s Clean Air Action Plan. The MARC Air Quality program is in the process of updating the plan and your feedback is requested. The purpose of the plan is to set forth a variety of voluntary strategies to reduce ground-level ozone pollution. Current strategies encompass education, green infrastructure, mobility options (bike, ped, transit), diversified energy sources (such as alternative fuels), green building, etc.
Your feedback will help update these strategies and provide a sense of relative importance of each.
Please take a look at this worksheet which will walk you through an exercise to compare two strategy areas at a time (28 total comparisons). I recommend reading through the list A-F and then compare the letters vertically in each row, highlighting the one you think is more important. Question 1 in the survey will ask you to report your results.
Following this exercise, there are a series of open-ended questions, 4 sets of the same questions, each focusing on 4-5 different strategy areas. The entire exercise takes about 20 minutes. If you can, please fill out the whole thing – take a break if you have to!
In the first page of the survey, you have the ability to identify your affiliations. In the “Other” box, please write in Clean Cities, so that MARC can aggregate responses by Clean Cities members and stakeholders.
If you have any questions, please direct them to Doug Norsby, MARC Air Quality Planner.
Thank you in advance for your time in completing the survey exercise.
Catch up on news about the Volkswagen Settlement with these presentations! Included are an overview of the dispute, a breakdown of settlement funding for Missouri and Kansas, as well as a timeline regarding the use of the Environment Mitigation Trust.
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