2011 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo to Host Exclusive Technical Tours of Advanced Alternative Fuel Operations in Southern California

The 2011 ACT Expo will host three exclusive technical tours to visit some of the world's largest and cutting-edge alternative fuel fleet operations, vehicles, infrastructure, maintenance shops, and more in Southern California on May 4, 2011. The tours will precede the start of the conference portion of ACT Expo, the largest gathering of alternative fuel and clean vehicle stakeholders this year.


ACT Expo technical tours will showcase the best in alternative fueling stations and operations, including:


Tour One: Republic Services Time-Fill CNG Refuse and Cutting-Edge LNG Port Truck Fueling Station, presented by Platinum Sponsor Clean Energy

  • Tour one will take guests to two locations, Republic Services in the City of Gardena and Clean Energy’s LNG and CNG fueling station in the Port of Long Beach, the nation’s largest public access natural gas truck fueling station.


Tour Two: Large-Scale Propane Fleet Operations, presented by Platinum Sponsor PERC, the Propane Education and Research Council

  • Tour two will stop at the largest propane refueling station in California, which fuels 77 conventional-style Blue Bird Corp. propane-powered vision school buses for the L.A. Unified School District. The station includes a 15,000-gallon propane storage tank and four refueling dispensers.


Tour Three: City of L.A. Natural Gas Vehicle Showcase and Ryder’s Natural Gas Truck Rental Program, presented by Platinum Sponsor Freightliner Trucks and Ryder

  • Tour three will showcase state-of-the-art facilities that provide daily LNG and CNG fueling to a variety of municipal vehicles, and Ryder’s Southern California truck rental and leasing operation, which is deploying 202 LNG trucks in the region throughout 2011.


Registration for technical tours is now open and only available to those attending the 2011 ACT Expo. Technical tours will provide guests with an up-close look at advanced alternative fueling equipment and vehicles deployed in real-world settings. Guests may sign up for tours by contacting Carolyn.McGough@gladstein.org or calling 310-573-8556.


Visit www.actexpo.com/techtours.html for additional details on the 2011 ACT Expo technical tours.