The Program was managed and administered by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and Virginia Clean Cities at James Madison University.

Under this large-scale initiative, public and private fleet vehicles in 10 southeast states, Denver and Pittsburgh, were converted to propane autogas in order to reduce vehicle emissions, displace gasoline consumption and create American jobs.

Specifically, this Program:

  • Converted nearly 1,200 public and private fleet vehicles from gasoline to propane autogas
  • Implemented more than 30 propane autogas refueling stations throughout the southeast U.S.
  • Displaced an estimated 1.2 million gallons of gasoline annually
  • Eliminated an estimated 6,000 tons or more of carbon dioxide
  • Created dozens of jobs


Congress passed the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 on February 13, 2009, at the urging of President Obama, who signed it into law only four days later. The Recovery Act was enacted to revive the United States′ economic health, and its three immediate goals are: Create new jobs and save existing ones Spur economic activity …

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Major Program Partners Clean Cities Coalition Partners Alabama Clean Cities Clean Cities Atlanta Mississippi Economic Development Partnership Palmetto State Clean Cities Coalition East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition Fleets Airport Shuttle Augusta County Sheriff Blossman Gas Buncombe County Sheriff Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Carrollton, City of Community Counseling Services Culpeper County Sheriff Frederick County Sheriff’s Office …

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Vehicles & Fueling

Alliance AutoGas − an integrated, nationwide partner network of propane retailers, equipment providers, and certified conversion centers – is providing all of the fleets in this Program with a comprehensive autogas vehicle conversion and fueling solution. Alliance AutoGas is founded by one of the nation′s largest independent propane company, Blossman Gas, and alternative fuel systems specialists, American Alternative …

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