Mesa, AZ, April 23, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- It was 46 years ago that Earth Day, April 22, became a day to encourage action, reminding each of us that we can all participate in small ways to preserve our environment.
In celebration of Earth Day, ALL ABOARD AMERICA! and the International Motorcoach Group (IMG) have announced a partnership this week that supports our on-going efforts to provide clean transportation now and cleaner transportation in the future. Working with the University of Vermont’s (UVM) Certification for Sustainable Transportation Program (CST), IMG operators will help spread awareness of responsible, efficient travel options for passengers.
The motorcoach industry as a whole provides some impressive statistics:
- Motorcoaches provide over 206 passenger miles per gallon of fuel compared to single occupant automobiles that provide 27.2 passenger miles per gallon on average
- Motorcoaches are 7 times more energy and fuel efficient than single occupancy automobiles at moving large numbers of people
- Motorcoaches are 3 times more efficient in reducing CO2 output when compared to commuter rail
The CST provides an independent, third party certification, education, and labelling program to help minimize the impact of passenger transportation. By embracing the CST’s eRating vehicle certification, Eco Driver and Idle Free initiatives, IMG companies such as ALL ABOARD AMERICA! have access to technical support from UVM, and they can learn about ways to save energy and operate their vehicles even more efficiently.
Bronwyn Wilson, President, IMG said: “We are delighted to have this special relationship with the CST program and make this announcement today. The education and knowledge this brings to IMG companies is invaluable to their businesses and the environment.”
Scott Duncan, General Manager, ALL ABOARD AMERICA! stated: “ALL ABOARD AMERICA! in partnership with IMG will begin working with The University of Vermont and their CST program in June of 2016 and look forward to certifying both our company and our drivers so that we can recognize our fuel consumption reductions and subsequent reductions in our carbon footprint.”
Dave Kestenbaum, the Director of the CST stated: "Working with IMG has been an incredible experience for the CST. We are ecstatic that our programs are helping a diverse set of operators from across North America prove that reducing your environmental footprint also makes a lot of business sense."
ALL ABOARD AMERICA!, is one of the premiere IMG Affiliated motorcoach providers in the southwestern United States. With locations in Phoenix AZ, Santa Fe NM, El Paso TX and Midland/Odessa TX. ALL ABOARD AMERICA! specializes in providing travel solutions including, group motorcoach, commuter, casino, tour and school services throughout the Southwest for 80 years. www.allaboardamerica.com
IMG is the leading network of transportation providers in North America dedicated to providing premier ground transportation through elevated standards of performance. This private organization has an uncompromising commitment to high standards in the areas of safety, maintenance, training, on road support and customer service. www.imgcoach.com
UVM Extension’s CST program works to help promote the environmental, and energy efficiency within the passenger transportation sector. CST’s mission is to build awareness of, and promote the use of, transportation options that; reduce greenhouse gas and other harmful emissions, increase energy efficiency, and utilize alternative fuels and new technologies. www.eRating.org