Veolia Launches Propane Autogas Taxi Fleet in Baltimore
Veolia Transportation on Friday launched a fleet of propane autogas taxis in Baltimore aimed at cutting costs and being more environmentally friendly.
Veolia Transportation-- the largest private provider of multiple modes of transportation in North America -- is converting 300 of its taxis nationwide from gasoline to propane autogas.
The company has also installed an autogas fueling station in Baltimore to serve 50 Checker and Yellow taxis.
Veolia Transportation is Baltimore City's largest operator of taxicab services. Operating under the names Yellow, Checker, and Sun Cabs in Baltimore City, and Jimmy's Cab in Baltimore County, the company currently serves approximately 5 million people annually with a fleet of nearly 700 vehicles.
Veolia Transportation's propane autogas vehicle conversions are being completed under the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program (SPADP). Under the public-private partnership, Program fleets are converting more than 1,200 autogas vehicles and implementing more than 30 autogas fueling stations throughout the southeastern U.S., Pittsburgh and Denver.
In addition to the 50 Checker Yellow taxis in Baltimore by the end of 2012, Veolia Transportation will convert more than 250 of the taxis it operates in Pittsburgh, Jacksonville and Denver to run on propane autogas.
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