Jan. 1, 2019

Clean Cities 25th Anniversary Stakeholder Testimonials (Text Version)

This is a text version of the video segment Clean Cities 25th Anniversary Stakeholder Testimonials, which aired on Jan. 1, 2019.

WENDY DEFOE: Happy Anniversary, Clean Cities.

JOHN FARRELL: Happy Anniversary.

ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY: The one word we would use to describe Clean Cities is, Teamwork.

STEVE RUSSELL: My one word for Clean Cities is, Sustainable.

TUCKER PERKINS: The one word that comes to mind for each of you is, Expert.

WENDY DAFOE: Clean Cities is committed to exploring affordable, domestic transportation options. The Clean Cities Coalition Network is a group of committed individuals who want to change transportation in our country.

JOHN FARRELL: I think the key to the success of the Clean Cities Coalition Network has been the partnerships they’ve established with nearly 13,000 stakeholders. Across the country, coordinators work one-on-one with these stakeholders to identify transportation solutions that minimize fuel use, save energy, and lower costs.

DIANE TURCHETTA: What makes the Clean Cities program great? The people.

JOHN DAVIS: The one word that best describes Clean Cities to me is, Supercharge. Collectively, the Clean Cities Coalitions are the little engine that could. It’s simply amazing how much a small band of dedicated professionals have been able to boost the real-world impact of alternative fuels&mdashwhile also reducing air pollution from exhaust emissions here in the U.S.

JOHN FARRELL: The stakeholders are an extremely diverse group of individuals and organizations representing human health interests, transportation interests, municipal interest, basically, anybody who’s interested in identifying transportation technology solutions that improve our quality of life.

STEVE RUSSELL: For me, Clean Cities is also very technical rich. If we have questions or need information about the various programs and technologies that are available for us, they’re right on it.

JOHN FARRELL: The Clean Cites Coalition Network is a model for how other organizations can work closely with the government, the private sector, and the national laboratories to identify solutions that benefit all Americans.

JEFFREY CLARKE: Clean Cities has been at the forefront of promoting cleaner, more sustainable community, and more than any other program has helped bring about the success that our industry and its stakeholders have today in transit buses, freight trucks, refuse trucks, and many other on-road applications.

JOHN FARRELL: This work is as critical as ever. The complexity of the transportation needs, the diversity of options that are available and the implications on cost and affordability for the U.S. are strong drivers for continuing this work.

WENDY DAFOE: The people who are involved; whether it’s coordinators, whether it’s staff, whether it’s stakeholders, they are deeply committed to the mission of Clean Cities and have been committed for many years and that’s what makes it successful.

DAN GAGE: Congratulations, Clean Cities on your 25th Anniversary.

OAK RIDGE TEAM: Happy Anniversary, Clean Cities!

NREL TEAM: Happy Anniversary Clean Cities, from Team NREL!

DIANE TURCHETTA: Your dedication and commitment is amazing. Congrats on your 25th year anniversary and keep up the good work.

ARGONNE TEAM: The Argonne Team wishes Clean Cities a Happy 25th Anniversary!

WENDY DAFOE: And here’s to the next 25 years.

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