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RAQC Announces Second Round of Clean Air Champion Awardees

Published: October 1, 2021

The RAQC is pleased to announce two Summer 2021 Clean Air Champions, Via Mobility Services and the Town of Erie!

Via Mobility Services began air quality improvement efforts in 2018, committing to investing in an equitable energy future and a new microgrid project. Later that year, Via launched the first electric HOP, and old diesel bus that was converted to electric. That success helped secure funding for three new electric buses that arrived in Spring 2021. In late 2020, Via announced their vision to become a zero-emission transit provider.

The Town of Erie has worked to increase electrification of its light-duty vehicle fleet, and since 2019 has been growing its charging station network with a goal of reaching 25 publicly available charging stations by 2025. In addition, Erie deployed 10 air quality monitoring stations in August 2021, to be operated by Ajax Analytics and Colorado State University. These stations were deployed near oil and gas well pads and adjacent neighborhoods as part of the Town’s Air Quality Monitoring Program.

If you know of any entities you believe should be recognized for their efforts, or would like more information, please contact Jessica Ferko.