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New York City Inducted to Clean Cities Program

April 25, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] The U.S. Department of Energy designated the New York City (NYC) Clean Cities Coalition as the newest member of its Clean Cities Program which promotes the use of alternative fuels. In 1991, the City Department of Transportation began operating a fleet of alternative fuel buses and later introduced light duty vehicles into its fleet. Subsequently, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York City Department of Sanitation also began introducing alternative fueled vehicles into their fleets. In addition, the city boasts 200 natural gas taxis that each travel 50,000 to 80,000 miles per year displacing approximately 1,000,000 gallons of gasoline per year.