Clean Cities Success: Colonial Williamsburg
In Colonial Williamsburg, hotbed of 18th century Americana, natural gas powered transit buses seem a bit out of place. The popular living history museum has been using alt-fuel vehicles to transport visitors since 1995. Their bus service center-just down the road- houses close to 20 buses with an easy-to-use CNG filling station nearby. Colonial Williamsburg also uses 3 electric mini-trucks for their landscaping and hotel maintenance needs. The pint-sized vehicles can only go 25 mph-an ideal speed for travel on Williamsburg grounds. Workers plug it into a regular outlet to charge the batteries overnight and can use it the following morning for a full day’s work. Colonial Williamsburg has been at the forefront of the alt-fuel movement--- combining our love of America’s past with greener technologies for America’s future.