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The Environment and the Bottom Line Post Gains with Propane Autogas
Roadrunner Shuttle Manager Describes Positive Impacts of Propane at National Conference
Flores noted that Roadrunner’s use of propane— also known as LNG— in its airport shuttles and throughout its fleet has boosted the company’s bottom line and is an environmentally friendly fuel choice.
Studies show propane autogas exhaust has 60 to 70 percent fewer smog-producing hydrocarbons than gasoline. It reduces a vehicle’s carbon footprint by 60 percent because it produces less carbon monoxide, reduces nitrogen by 20 percent, and emits up to 24 percent fewer greenhouse gases. In addition, Flores noted that propane costs 50 percent less than gasoline and it burns cleaner, which results in lower engine maintenance costs.
“Environmental sustainability and stewardship are a top priority for Roadrunner Shuttle and our clients. We are the only Ventura County private transportation company to convert its shared-ride operations to clean-burning alternative fuels. We’re proud that 80 percent of our fleet uses alternative fuel or low emissions vehicles,” said Charles Sandlin, Roadrunner’s general manager.
The ACT Expo was North America’s largest clean fleet show representing all vehicle weight classes and alternative fuels.
Locally owned and operated, Roadrunner Shuttle was established in 1991and provides on-time, reliable and door-to-door, 24/7 ground transportation solutions for all travelers. Roadrunner’s fleet ranges from taxis and town cars to and school buses and 56-passenger deluxe motor coaches. Services include airport shuttles to all major Southern California airports, charters to sporting events and tours, and chartered trips. Roadrunner has offices throughout Southern California and Maricopa County, Ariz. For more information, visit https://www.rrshuttle.com.