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2007 Environmental Excellence Awards

For Excellence in Air Quality Improvement:

I-5 Corridor: Saving Fuel and Reducing Pollution

Cascade Sierra Solutions, Oregon

Cascade Sierra Solutions (CSS), a non-profit agency, is taking an innovative regional approach to reducing diesel emissions and fuel consumption for long-haul trucks that operate on the I-5 corridor. They are providing a single stop shopping place where truckers can learn about currently available emissions and fuel reduction technologies, have the technologies installed, learn about potential financial incentives, gain insight into air agency regulations and policies, and obtain information on a low-interest loan program structured to meet their financial situations. These incentives and amenities have produced a dramatic decrease in idling fuel consumption and reduced emissions by over 75 percent, which includes reductions in NOX, CO2 and more than 40 toxic substances found in diesel exhaust. The success of this program relies on its numerous public and private stakeholders while providing a national model that uses technology improvements combined with incentive-based programs to reduce the consumption of fuel and reduce pollution from the long-haul fleet operating in Washington, Oregon and California.

Project Contributors:

  • Cascade Sierra Solutions
    Sharon Banks
Logo for Cascade Sierra Solutions, Shopping place for fuel reduction technologies (2 pictures)
Updated: 10/25/2012
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