TMA Bucks To Hold Workshop On Compressed Natural Gas
TMA Bucks will be holding a workshop on compressed natural gas intended for municipal managers, public works directors, school districts, fleet operators, elected officials, waste haulers, emergency management professionals and anyone interested in the environmental and fiscal benefits of compressed natural gas as a motor fuel.
The workshop will be 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on November 29 at Bensalem Township Country Club. A full agenda along with registration information is available at tmabucks.com. Cost to attend the event is $30 per person for the first attendee, $20 for each additional attendee from same organization and includes a full buffet breakfast.
Panel discussions will focus on how CNG can save your organization money; how safe of a fuel it is; the large selection of light, medium and heavy duty cars, trucks and buses available, the environmental benefits of using CNG; and how to make the switch to CNG using grant money.
“This workshop is a great way to educate and inform local governments, schools and businesses about the advantages of using compressed natural gas as a motor fuel,” said TMA Bucks Executive Director Bill Rickett. “Now is the time to take advantage of lowering operating costs, contributing to better air quality as well as lessen the dependency on foreign oil.”
Attendees will also have the opportunity to see CNG powered vehicles up close and take a trip on a CNG public transit rushbus vehicle to Clean Energy's public access compressed natural gas fueling station in Fairless Hills that opened in September.
The workshop, which is sponsored by PECO Energy and co-sponsored by America’s Natural Gas Alliance, will feature speakers Robert Powelson, Chairman of PA Public Utility Commission; John A. Somers, Vice President of Business Development for Clean Energy, Inc.; Mike Killion, Manager of Government Affairs of EQT Corporation; Cosmo Servidio, Regional Director PA Department of Environmental Protection; Hugh Mose, General Manager of Centre Area Transportation Authority; Gerald Rineer, Transportation Supervisor for Lower Merion School District; Dan Lapato, Deputy Director, PA DEP Office of External Affairs; and Tony Bandiero, Director of Philadelphia Clean Cities.
TMA Bucks is a 501 (c) 4 non-profit transportation management association in Bucks County designed to promote and coordinate travel demand management strategies to reduce peak-hour traffic congestion and serve as a clearinghouse for transportation policies and programs. The TMA is also membership supported and businesses can learn more about the benefits of membership at tmabucks.com.