All Aboard America is Committed to Improving the Environment

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All Aboard America and over one hundred of its employees have completed the Certification for Sustainable Transportation. The certification is a commitment to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and increase energy efficiency through its vehicles.

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Local bus company, All Aboard America! Inc. and The Certification for Sustainable Transportation (CST) announced that 110 employees have completed the CST's EcoDriver and Idle Free Certification Programs and 95 of their vehicles have been eRating certified. Company officials were pleased with the announcement and expressed their enthusiasm for the program. Scott Duncan, General Manager said “With our strong commitment to the environment, All Aboard America! is thrilled by the engagement of all of our employees in the University of Vermont’s eRating Sustainability Program. Our clients are responding well to this new certification along with the latest equipment technology on our newly purchased vehicles.”

The CST is a mission-driven, not-for-profit program housed at the University of Vermont. Its mission is to: reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and other harmful emissions, increase energy efficiency, and promote the use of alternative fuels and new technologies. Similar to how Energy Star works in the appliance sector, the CST accomplishes its goals largely through three programs: its eRating vehicle certification, an Eco-Driver certification program, and an Idle-Free driver certification program.

All Aboard America! and its employees began the process over a year ago to have its vehicles and drivers certified. Since then all of their employees have completed the CST's EcoDriver and Idle Free training courses. The training courses teach drivers an array of EcoDriving practices as well as how to avoid unnecessary idling. These programs can help drivers save fuel and reduce the environmental impacts of their vehicles.

Each qualifying vehicle in the company’s fleet received an eRating certification based on a variety of environmental criteria, the CST’s Director, Dave Kestenbaum, said of All Aboard America!

“We were very pleased with the level of commitment All Aboard America! and its employees have made to incorporate EcoDriving and Idle Free practices. It’s great to see a company get invested from the top down to reduce their environmental impacts. Additionally, we are really amazed that All Aboard has so many vehicles qualify for the eRating label. This is not an easy certification to get, and it shows that they can move people from point A to point B extremely efficiently!” Now that All Aboard America! has completed the certification program, they will continue to work with the CST to promote efficiency internally. All Aboard America! is celebrating over 80+ years of Chartering Confidence. If you would like more information about this topic, please visit http://www.allaboardamerica.com or http://www.erating.org. Also, feel free to contact Scott Duncan.

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