Blending Fuel and Function

This article examines how the Mason County Transit Authority in Shelton, Washington is in the process of producing a successful green regional transportation network. Armed with data and specifications regarding funding issues, code requirements and infrastructure requirements for its fuel supply, the authority presented its board with plans to retrofit its vehicles to accommodate a leaner blend of ultra-low sulfur diesel and biodiesel fuels. Because the authority has maintained a fleet stock of the latest and most advanced vehicles it has made it easier to transition to a new green fuel source. The most serious challenge has been the placement of the fuel facility in the middle of a critical aquifer recharge area. By contracting with an architectural and engineering firm with a good reputation in locating facilities in environmentally-sensitive areas, the firm has nearly completed its design plans for the facility.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 24-27
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01050385
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 2007 8:24PM