Management & Operations

Cedar Rapids switches to biodiesel

Posted on April 1, 2001

Five Seasons Transportation & Parking in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is fueling its fleet of 60 city buses with biodiesel. The move was made to help clean up the exhaust of buses while contributing to the local farm community. The buses are using a mixture of 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel. The company used biodiesel from 1993 to 1996 in a soy diesel test project. The cost of soy diesel rose from $2.75 per gallon to $4.50 per gallon during the test period. Buses performed well during the test, but the cost was prohibitive. The production of soy diesel has increased, making it a cost-competitive fuel. “We used biodiesel for 3 million miles and never had a single problem, so we didn’t hesitate to begin using it again,” said Director Bill Hoekstra. “It’s another example of value-added agriculture.”

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Pace mourns death of Bolton, former deputy exec. director

He passed away in the early hours of April 15, 2017, after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 69.

CATA CEO Draggoo announces plan to retire

She is currently the longest-serving transit CEO in the nation. Her career with the authority spans 43 years, 32 of them as CATA’s CEO.

FTA taps nonprofit to lead mobility-on-demand innovation project

The initiative, which will be lead by the Shared-Use Mobility Center, will focus on helping recipients of FTA’s Mobility On Demand Sandbox program funding demonstrate innovative transportation solutions in 11 cities across the U.S.

WMATA to add free Wi-Fi at 30 rail stations

If plans stay on track, nearly every Red Line station from Union Station to Medical Center will have access to free Wi-Fi and a broad section of the system’s core also should be covered by the end of the year.

METRO, BusCon now accepting Innovative Solutions Award submissions

Applications can be submitted either by the operation or the solutions provider and will be judged by our BusCon Advisory Board, with winners and shortlisted submissions recognized at BusCon’s Award Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close