IMG operators have embraced, Green, in their association with the University of Vermont’s (UVM) Certification for Sustainable Transportation Program (CST). The CST provides an independent, third party certification, education, and labelling program to help minimize the impact of passenger transportation. By embracing the CST’s eRating vehicle certification, Eco Driver and Idle Free initiatives, IMG companies have access to technical support from UVM, as they learn about ways to save energy and operate their vehicles even more efficiently.
A key focus in working with the CST is to train drivers about reducing engine idle time – thereby reducing the use of fuel and reducing emission. Today we are proud of the IMG companies that have embraced the CST training and making an impact on the environment.
Motorcoaches remain one of the greenest forms of transportation, and on Earth Day, a reminder about the environmental impact motorcoach travel has:
- One single motorcoach can replace 55 cars on the highway/s
- Motorcoaches provide over 206 passenger miles per gallon of fuel compared to single occupant automobile that provides 27.2 passenger miles per gallon on average
- Motorcoaches are 7 times more energy and fuel efficient than single occupancy automobiles at moving large numbers of people
- Motorcoaches are 3 times more efficient in reducing CO2 output when compared to commuter rail
IMG companies continue to be cognizant of the green opportunities motorcoach travel can provide and how working with partners such as the University of Vermont’s CST program can help them further in this endeavor.