FORT BRAGG, N.C. - A driving force in sustainable transportation, Fort Bragg won this year's North Carolina Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy award in the Policy/Organization category.

Hosted by the N.C. Solar Center and sponsored by the N.C. Department of Transportation, N.C. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources of Air Quality, and N.C. Department of Commerce State Energy Office, the N.C. Mobile CARE award recognizes exceptional efforts to reduce emissions and encourage alternative fuels and technologies.

Applications in the Policy/Organization category are judged on innovation, leadership by example, and effectiveness with quantifiable results. Fort Bragg's wide-ranging commitment to clean transportation stood out amongst more than 24 applicants.

Among its accomplishments, Fort Bragg boasted the Army's first E85 and B20 "green" biofuel refueling station; seven hybrid-electric shuttle buses that are expected to reduce petroleum consumption and emissions by 50 to 75 percent; a fleet of 32 electric vehicles and 15 hybrid-electric sedans; a comprehensive alternative transportation plan to interconnect transit, bicycling, and pedestrian paths on post and beyond; and a high occupancy vehicle access lane trial that increased vehicle occupancy rates by 9 percent.

Tim Shea, Fort Bragg's chief of transportation and Charles Young, Fort Bragg sustainable transportation planner accepted the award on May 26 at N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C.
Shea and Young were instrumental in the accomplishments that merited this award.

"By focusing on reduced energy transportation and clean air, opportunities for greenways, share the road, reduced congestion and hopefully elimination of planned roadway expansion projects, Fort Bragg has proven that sustainable transportation builds a vibrant, connected, more earth-friendly place to work and live, all while maintaining status as the world's foremost emergency response team," said Young of Fort Bragg's endeavors.

For more information on sustainable transportation, contact Charles Young at 907-1819 or charles.young13@us.army.mil.

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