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RBA Go Green Resources:
Transportation

Alternative Fueled Vehicles – Hybrids

A hybrid vehicle uses two or more power sources to propel the vehicle.  The term most commonly refers to hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), which combine an internal combustion engine and one or more electric motors.

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Green Council Member contribution: 

Marc Moll, Mike Albert Fleet Management, mmoll@mikealbert.com

Alternative Fueled Vehicles – Electric

An electric vehicle, or EV, is a vehicle with one or more electric motors for propulsion. This is also referred to as an electric drive vehicle. The motion may be provided either by wheels or propellers driven by rotary motors, or in the case of tracked vehicles, by linear motors.

Resources / Articles:

RBA Members Providing Product or Service:

Mike Albert Vehicle Fleet Management, Marc Moll, 718-261-4552

Alternative Fueled Vehicles – Fuel Cells

Although they are not expected to reach the mass market before 2010, fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) may someday revolutionize on-road transportation. This emerging technology has the potential to significantly reduce energy use and harmful emissions, as well as our dependence on foreign oil. FCVs will have other benefits as well.

Resources / Articles:

RBA Members Providing Product or Service:

Mike Albert Vehicle Fleet Management, Marc Moll, 718-261-4552

Leasing Alternatively Fueled Vehicles

Alternatively-fueled vehicles have become an increasingly popular fleet option in recent months. Leasing an alternatively-fueled fleet can have several positive impacts on a company including decreased fuel costs, decreased carbon footprint, improved company image, and improved driver morale.

Resources and Articles:

RBA Members Providing Product or Service:

Mike Albert Vehicle Fleet Management, Marc Moll, 718-261-4552

Alternative Transportation - Carpooling, Vanpooling, Mass Transit

Information and Assistance

511NY.org is a not for profit funded by the NYS DOT, that provides free information and assistance to organizations regarding car/vanpooling, mass transit and a comprehensive overview of all alternative commuter options.

Carpooling

511NYRideshare.org is a free, internet based service that identifies potential links for ridesharing/carpooling.

Mass Transit

NYRides is a guide to interregional transit service in the lower and Mid Hudson Valley

Vanpooling

Easy Street® NY is a not-for-profit initiative sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation and administered by 511NYRideshare.  Easy Street® NY offers commuters an opportunity to experience a money-saving, stress-reducing way to commute by offering an attractive turnkey vanpool service.

Testimonial:

“Vanpooling helped to retain our key employees when we relocated to Suffern and, in large part, the ridesharing program helped to make our move a success”, declared Burt Steinberg, Dress Barn executive. MetroPool was there to assist Dress Barn with the formation of the vanpools when the company moved from Stanford, CT to their headquarters in Rockland County over a decade ago and MetroPool has also helped to maintain the vans throughout the 10-plus years. Dress Barn has a strong commitment to supporting their employees with their vanpool commute option by subsidizing the rider’s fares by 75%. Still today, Dress Barn employees drive three vans each day to and from work. Funded by the New York State Department of Transportation, MetroPool promotes the EasyStreetNY as a low cost, all–inclusive vanpool program which includes all gas costs, tolls, insurance and maintenance.

Green Council Member contribution:

Carol Ryan of 511NY RideShare

 

 

RBA Go Green Resources: Building Design & Construction | Carbon Footprint | Compliance Issues | Consultants | Creating Awareness | Pollution Prevention / Hazardous Materials | Publications | Transportation | Water Conservation | Waste Reduction & Recycling | Glossary

Green Council Vision:

To educate, promote and advocate to the business community the benefits of adopting Green principles.

Michael Shilale Architects, Sustainable Solutions


Go Green Resources


Ira Wickes, Green Council Green Toolkit member


RBA Green Council Mission

Assist members in realizing bottom line benefits of going green

Empower members to find the sustainable solutions best suited for their businesses by providing information on available educational, service and product resources they need

Advocate for members on related environmental issues affect the business community