Washington, DC, September 24, 2018 –Ten Clean Transportation trailblazers including elected officials, policy advocates and fleet leaders will be honored tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25th, for their advancements in the utilization of electric vehicles ​and infrastructure, natural gas, propane and biofuels at the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition’s 25th Anniversary Awards Luncheon, at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Honorees include:

  • Prince William County Supervisor Frank J. Principi for his advocacy on the Potomac River Fast Commuter Ferry Project from Woodbridge, VA to the Wharf in Washington, DC;
  • Ernest Chrappah, Director – DC Department of For-Hire Vehicles, for his efforts to advance the use of electric taxi cabs and ride-share vehicles;
  • Peter Zadoretzky of the Bozzuto Management Company for the sustainability initiatives of his company;
  • WMATA for its continued efforts to purchase environmentally friendly transit equipment including a new large order of CNG buses;
  • Sport Automotive of Silver Spring, MD for its efforts to promote Chevrolet and Honda electric plug-in automobiles and its community engagement in environmental initiatives;
  • DC Circulator Bus for its new purchase of electric buses and its accompanying educational program for its ridership;
  • Prince George’s County Division of Fleet Management for its expanded use of propane vehicles and infrastructure;
  • Washington Gas for the expanded use of natural gas in its own fleet and the resulting environmental benefits;
  • DC Department of Public Works for its innovations in alternative fuel use including a new pilot project to use 100% biodiesel in six of its heavy-duty trucks;
  • Jim Dankowski, Eaton Corporation and Chairperson of the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, in recognition of his six-year tenure as the leader of the Coalition’s Board of Directors.

The event is open to members of the media.

The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is a public-private partnership and one of approximately 90 coalitions nationwide designated by the US Department of Energy to promote the use of alternative fuels to reduce the nation’s dependence on petroleum, bolster energy security and strive to improve the region’s air quality.

For additional information contact:
Ira Dorfman, Executive Director
202/255-6050 or iradorfman@gwrccc.org

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