Wis.’s GO Riteway greens fleet

Posted on February 5, 2013

GO Riteway Transportation Group is not putting the brakes on its efforts to care for the environment. Between its use of alternative fuels, idling technologies and policies and advanced technology vehicles, the motorcoach operator is making strides in petroleum reduction.

Thanks to a grant from the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program (WCTP), over the past few years GO Riteway has greatly reduced its use of petroleum in the Milwaukee area.   

Through assistance from the Wisconsin State Energy Office and Wisconsin Clean Cities-SEA, who administer the WCTP, GO Riteway's fleet has gone greener. In 2012, the conversion of GO Riteway's airport shuttle fleet from gasoline to propane autogas was completed. Thirty-one shuttle vans were converted with the Roush Cleantech Propane Autogas Conversion System. In late 2011, GO Riteway built a propane refueling station for its shuttle vans. Funding for the conversion of the airport shuttle fleet was provided by the WCTP.

In addition to funding for propane conversions, the WCTP provided funding for the up-fit costs for five GO Riteway school buses and one 24-passenger commercial minicoach. Up-fitting is a term used for the conversion of gas burning vehicles to run on cleaner burning propane autogas. 

Other green vehicles within the GO Riteway are 16 Thomas Freightliner C2 school buses that run on the Eaton hybrid regenerative braking system and two International school buses, also run on the Eaton regenerative braking system. Two Chevy Volts, which run on electric hybrid technology, were introduced to the fleet in early 2012 and are used by the outside sales team. The Volts run 35 miles on battery power before switching over to gas operation.  

Going forward, GO Riteway and the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program will continue their efforts together and individually to do what they can to improve the air quality in and around the metro Milwaukee area.

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

More News

ABA, Busing on the Lookout team to combat human trafficking

Around the world it is estimated that more than 40 million people are enslaved today.

ABA Foundation appoints 2018 leadership officers

Tom JeBran, president of Trans-Bridge Lines in Bethlehem, Pa., has been named Chairman of the foundation, and John Percy, president/CEO of N.Y.'s Destination Niagara USA, as vice chairman.

Windstar continues adding new Van Hool coaches to fleet

The coach features Kiel Grand Luxe passenger seats with leather headrest inserts, magazine nets, and 110-volt outlets.

S.C.'s Champion Coach provides exclusive transportation for college footbal championship

Featured its eight new 2018 MCI J4500 coaches wrapped in specially designed team colors to carry both the teams and staffs of the University of Georgia Bulldogs and University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide to Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium in January. 

ABA Foundation report finds motorcoach sales up in Q4

Sales from the participating manufacturers saw a 9.7% increase over the same quarter in 2016 to a total of 1,238 units (738 new coaches and 500 pre-owned coaches).

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


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