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Liquefied Natural Gas Trucks Save County Dollars

Liquefied Natural Gas Trucks Save County Dollars

WELD COUNTY, CO – As part of its Smart Energy Plan, Weld County is in the process of converting its government fleet vehicles to natural gas vehicles – both Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). On Wednesday, three of the county’s four LNG trucks were on hand at the County Administration Building.

“We are excited about the conversion,” said Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer. “Natural gas vehicles are more efficient and require less maintenance which equates to lower costs for the county.”

The county received its first LNG truck in July 2012 and has already realized a 22% reduction in fuel costs which will equate to approximately $25,000 in fuel savings per year per truck. “Over the life of the truck, we are expecting to save an estimated $100,000 on fuel alone – that’s per truck,” said Jay McDonald, Division Supervisor for Weld County’s Department of Public Works.

Second Public CNG Station to Open in Weld County on Thursday

Second Public CNG Station to Open in Weld County on Thursday

A new public Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station is scheduled to open on Thursday, October 18, in Greeley. The SkyBlu CNG fueling station opening celebration begins at 2:00 p.m. at their new fueling site located in the Agfinity station, 1607 2nd Avenue (16th Street and Highway 85 Bypass).

The Greeley SkyBlu station is the second public CNG station to open in Weld County this year. On June 29, SkyBlu opened the first Weld County public CNG station in Firestone near the Highway 119 and I-25 intersection.

“We are excited about the Greeley CNG fueling station,” said Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer, who formed the Weld County Natural Gas Coalition – a group of government and industry officials working to create an alternative fuel corridor between Colorado and Wyoming. “The more CNG stations that are open to the public, the better.

CDOT Launches "Don't Ruin the Ride" Campaign to Reduce Motorcycle Crashes and Deaths

Nearly 40% of motorcycle fatalities in Colorado involve alcohol, which is why the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is launching its “Don’t Ruin the Ride” motorcycle safety campaign this Labor Day Weekend.

The campaign coincides with the “100 Days of Heat” DUI enforcement period, which culminates after the holiday weekend.

Impaired riding is a major problem that contributed to 27 motorcycle fatalities in Colorado last year, equaling 18% of the state’s total alcohol-related fatalities.  The new campaign will focus on increasing rider awareness of the dangers and consequences of impaired riding, as well encouraging all riders—even after one drink—to find a better way to get home.

Warning to Colorado Drivers: Drive Sober or Face a DUI Arrest Labor Day Weekend

As Coloradans prepare to head out on the roads this Labor Day Weekend, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and statewide law enforcement agencies have a warning: Don’t even think about drinking and driving because DUI patrols will be out in force. 

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and DIA Celebrate Construction Milestone for South Terminal Redevelo

Iconic Jeppesen Terminal Tent Roof Weight Transferred to Temporary Support Structures

Nighttime Enforcement for Click It or Ticket across Colorado

The Colorado State Patrol and law enforcement agencies in 12 counties are joining the Click It or Ticket campaign to save lives by increasing seat belt use at night, announced the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).  Ramped up traffic enforcement will take place between the hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., July 23 – 29 in the following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa, Pueblo and Weld.

Denver Metro SBDC launches Connect2DOT program

The Denver Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will launch the Connect2DOT Program, intended to assist small business owners in connecting with Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) contract opportunities.