We're Growing Greener!
"By 2017 our region will significantly reduce dependence on oil through a resource efficient, climate friendly, multimodal transportation system with a regional express line unimpeded by traffic and weather, competitive with the private vehicle in terms of convenience, travel time, and quality.”
This statement is the guiding principle behind RFTA’s ambition to use renewable fuels whenever possible, conserve regional environmental resources, make bus travel times competitive with the personal vehicle and help maintain a great quality of life in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Check out some little known facts about how green a company RFTA is. Between the hybrids and biofuels we've got a lot going on to help keep our community green!
- RFTA replaces about 100,000 gallons of oil-based petroleum products with biofuels each year.
- RFTA services offset 24,888,169 passenger miles in 2006
- RFTA services offset 16 million pounds CO2 to the environment in 2006
- It is important to remember that any type of biofuel
usage pales in comparison to simply reducing personal cars by using public transit.
After experimenting with B5 in 2004 and B10 in 2006, we are currently running B20 in all of the Diesel buses and E10 in all of the gasoline trucks during the summer months. RFTA uses Biodiesel fuel in all of its fleet of diesel power vehicles including our hybrid buses, and ethanol in our gasoline vehicles.
As of Summer 2007, RFTA has 13 hybrid buses on the road, making us one of the leaders in hybrid technology in the State of Colorado and one of the cleanest and greenest fleets in the Western U.S. We currently are applying for funds that may enable us to purchase 10 more.