What was the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program?

The Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program (WCTP) was a four-year initiative with the mission to significantly reduce petroleum consumption and emissions in Wisconsin by increasing the use of alternative fuel or advanced technology vehicles and the installation of infrastructure necessary to support them.

In August 2009 the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program competitively awarded nearly $300 million in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding to 25 cost-share projects nationwide. The Wisconsin State Energy Office (SEO) was awarded $15 million, the highest and only project to receive the maximum amount allowable. Partnering with Wisconsin Clean Cities for Marketing, Outreach and Education, SEO was able to tap in to additional resources for the program partners.

The Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program leveraged $17 million in cost-share from its 53 partners across the state. Since its inception, it updated or installed 14 private and 4 public alternative fueling or electric charging stations and deployed over 375 vehicles on the roads of Wisconsin. The program displaced over 1.6 million gallons of petroleum each year.

Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program Final Report
 

What was the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program?
The Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program (WCTP) was a 4 year, $15 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded program administered by the Wisconsin State Energy Office with the goal to reduce petroleum consumption and emissions in Wisconsin by increasing the use of alternative fuels and advanced technologies in the transportation sector. The program, which leveraged $17 million from its partners, upgraded or installed 18 alternative fuel and electric recharging stations and deployed over 375 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles on Wisconsin roads by 2013.

What was the goal of the WCTP?
The goal of the WCTP was to decrease petroleum consumption and air pollution emissions in Wisconsin, increase the use of alternative fuel vehicles and advanced technologies, and research the use of alternative fuel and electric charging stations by municipalities and private companies in America. The program helped displace 1.6 million gallons of petroleum each year.

What fuels and vehicle technologies were in the WCTP?
The WCTP had it all covered! Partners within the program were able to choose which alternative fuel or fuels or advanced technology vehicles would work best in their fleet. Some partners chose just one fuel or technology while others chose various methods to decrease their petroleum consumption. The alternative fuels used in the WCTP are biodiesel, compressed natural gas, electricity, ethanol, and propane. Advanced technology vehicles include hybrid heavy duty Class 8 trucks, hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric school buses, hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric bucket trucks.

Who manufactured the vehicles, conversions, & stations in the WCTP?
All equipment in the WCTP was manufactured in the United States. Vehicles, the vehicle conversions, and stations come from a variety of manufacturers such as IMPCO, Cummins, General Motors, as well as ANGI Energy Systems and Odyne Systems, which is located right here in Wisconsin.

Who created the WCTP?
The WCTP was created in a joint effort by the Wisconsin State Energy Office, Wisconsin Clean Cities, and its 53 partners. The program is funded through an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant by the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program that awarded $300 million to 25 cost-share projects across the country.

Where were WCTP Partners located?
WCTP is proud to have had partners located in all areas of the state, from Kenosha County in the Southeast corner, to the state's most northern county, Bayfield.

Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program Partners
The WCTP was made of up the 53 public and private partner fleets listed below.

Bayfield County Marquette University
Barnes Power Equipment Marshfield Utilities
Barnes, Inc. Menasha Utilities
Bestway, LLC Milwaukee County
Brown County Milwaukee County General Mitchell Airport
Chippewa County Highway Department Milwaukee Metro Sewerage District
City of Bayfield New Richmond Utilities
City of Durand Oconomowoc Transport
City of Madison Oconomowoc Utilities
City of Milwaukee Paper Transport
City of Monona Pope Transport
City Utilities of Richland Center Remy Battery Co., Inc.
Contract Transport Services Roehl Transport, Inc.
Dane County Sheehy Mail Contractors, Inc.
Dart Transit Co. Stoughton Utilities
Florence Utilities Sun Power Biodiesel, LLC
Fox Valley Metro Police Department Time Transport
Fun Time Bounces Transit Express
Go Riteway Bus University of Wisconsin - Madison
Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Hribar Veriha Trucking
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Waste Management of Wisconsin, Inc.
Kaukauna Utilities We Energies
Kenosha County WI Department of Administration - Enterprise Services
Lake Mills Light and Water Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Lamers Bus Lines, Inc. WPPI Energy
Madison Gas & Electric  

 

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