GOING GREEN

We at Vandalia Bus Lines take our environmental impact very seriously. We have implemented strict company polices and have incorporated energy saving technology to reduce our carbon footprint. 

 

These measure include:

  • Certification for Sustainable Transportation’s (CST) eRating certification program.

  • Driver idle policy program.  

  • Reduction in paper consumption and going paperless in our office. 

  • Converting office and shop to low energy, extended life LED lighting.

  • Recycle and reuse all oil products 

  • Regularly recycle shop metal and used parts

 

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DID YOU KNOW?

In comparison to all other modes of transportation, traveling by bus is the most eco-friendly way to travel! When you go motorcoach, you go green.

  • Motorcoaches reduce pollution:  Nationwide, motorcoaches have the lowest carbon footprint of 12 different forms of passenger transportation, including all types of automobiles, rail and jets.  The carbon footprint for motorcoaches is .17 pounds of CO2 per passenger mile.  (Union of Concerned Scientists report:  Getting There Greener:  The Guide to Your Lower-Carbon Vacation”).  Moreover, motorcoaches are constantly moving to cleaner diesel vehicles through millions of dollars spent on retrofits and replacement of older buses.  Motorcoaches are the industry fuel conservation leader achieving 240 passenger miles per gallon of fuel (commuter rail 90, transit bus 70, hybrid cars 50 and automobiles 28).  (Updated Comparison of Energy Use and CO2 Emissions from Different Transportation Modes, M.J. Bradley and Associations, March 2014)

  • Motorcoaches save fuel:  Motorcoaches are the most fuel-efficient transportation mode in the United States when measured in terms of passenger miles per gallon of fuel. By replacing 36 individual vehicles, each motorcoach saves about 87,652 gallons of gas annually.  Altogether, our country saves over 2.5 billion gallons of fuel every year through motorcoaches.  Motorcoaches move people with little fuel. The average fuel efficiency of a motorcoach is 6.1 miles per gallon of fuel.  With this fuel efficiency, a motorcoach carrying the industry average of 36 passengers achieved 240 passenger miles per gallon of fuel. 

  • Motorcoaches reduce highway congestion:  One motorcoach carries an average of 36 people who may well choose to travel by personal automobile.  If all travelers on motorcoaches took personal autos instead of a motorcoaches, the result could add over 65 billion miles of personal auto travel on already congested highways throughout the country.   Motorcoach operations save travelers $544.43 million annually by alleviating congestion on local roads, city streets and major arteries by removing cars from travel lanes and adding productivity to the workforce.

  • Motorcoaches generate much less wear on roads than long-haul trucks:  The average gross vehicle weight of a fully loaded motorcoach is 50,000 pounds as opposed to 80,000 for a semi-trailer.  By replacing personal vehicles on the roads, each motorcoach reduces the wear on roads by 94,000 pounds.   

 

 

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