Wisconsin Operation Introduces New Identity And Green Fleet

Posted on November 11, 2011

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Riteway Bus Service acquired GO Airport Connection this past fall and now operates under the name of GO Riteway Transportation Group. The acquisition allows them to offer a wider range of ground transportation options ranging from school buses, airport shuttles, motorcoaches, sedans and limousines.

GO Riteway displayed its fleet at its new offices and propane refueling station in Oak Creek, Wis., near General Mitchell International Airport. GO Riteway already has converted 21 airport shuttle vans to ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas.

“For a number of years, GO Riteway has been in tune with environmental concerns, especially those concerning the transportation industry,” said Ronald Bast, president and owner of GO Riteway Transportation Group, in a press release. “We have implemented policies and procedures designed to reduce nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide and greenhouse gas emissions.  Converting our airport shuttle fleet to run on propane autogas is the most recent step in our environmental sustainability efforts.”  

GO Riteway received a Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program (WCTP) grant, which is administered jointly by the Wisconsin State Energy Office and Wisconsin Clean Cities-Southeast Area Inc., in support of GO Riteway's efforts to reduce petroleum consumption through the use of alternative fuels.

More than 90% of the propane used in the U.S. is produced domestically. According to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), propane autogas reduces greenhouse emissions by 24%, nitrogen oxide emissions by 20% and carbon monoxide emissions by 60% compared to gasoline-powered engines. It cuts the emissions of toxins and carcinogens such as benzene and toluene up to 96% compared to gasoline, and does not harm soils or water. ROUSH CleanTech’s propane autogas fuel systems offer the same horsepower, torque, driving range and towing ratings as their gasoline-powered equivalents, according to PERC.   

In addition to the propane autogas fleet, GO Riteway has incorporated "greening" into its new 32,000 square-foot office building. The location houses 165 employees who work in the airport shuttle, limousine, sedan and minicoach divisions. The new building uses energy efficient lighting with occupancy sensors, large windows to help heat and light office spaces, and a high efficiency HVAC system. It is also equipped with new plumbing fixtures to help maximize water conservation efforts.

GO Riteway’s origin as a premier ground transportation company began three generations ago when the Bast Family founded Riteway Bus Service Inc. During the next 50 years, it continued to expand and provide dependable and safe transportation for business travelers, tourists, students and local residents. It employs 880 people and operates out of nine locations in Wisconsin. Its fleet includes school buses, motor coaches, shuttle coaches, limo coaches, limousines, executive sedans and vans.  

Source: GO Riteway

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