John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) joined an elite group of leading U.S. airports in sourcing 100% of its shuttle bus energy supply from a renewable source like propane autogas.
John Glenn International shuttle buses cover about 1.2 million miles a year—the equivalent of driving around the world 48 times. After researching several alternative fuel and energy options for its former diesel-powered shuttle buses, the airport converted all buses to propane autogas because it is known as a cleaner fuel and a sustainable resource. The project has achieved:
- 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
- 40% reduction in smog-producing hydrocarbon emissions
- Significant fuel and maintenance cost savings
- Less noise pollution
“The nearly 24,000 passengers who travel daily through John Glenn International can feel good about the green energy powering their airport experience.”Joe Nardone, President & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority
“The nearly 24,000 passengers who travel daily through John Glenn International can feel good about the green energy powering their airport experience.” says Joe Nardone, President & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority.
“This is a sound energy choice for the Columbus Regional Airport Authority because it reduces their energy costs and significantly lessens John Glenn International’s environmental impact,” said Craig Grant, CEO, Worthington Energy Consultants, Inc.
“[Propane shuttle buses] reduce their energy costs and significantly lessen John Glenn International’s environmental impact.”Craig Grant, CEO of Worthington Energy Consultants, Inc.
Buying propane vehicles or converting your fleets to propane autogas is made easier with the rebates available from the Ohio Propane Gas Association. The OPGA is offering up to $5,000 per entity, $1,000 each for vehicles or mowers.