Wisconsin Clean Cities Newsletter: September 2016
In This Issue:
Rev Up Wisconsin
Natural Gas Roundtable
WCC Awards
Featured Member
Funding Opportunity 
Become a Member
Question of the Month

Upcoming Events
September 14
REV UP Wisconsin
Westown Farmer's Market
Milwaukee, WI

September 15 
REV UP Wisconsin
Alliant Energy
Madison, WI

September 17 
REV UP Wisconsin
National Drive Electric Event
Madison, WI
September 17 
Rock The Green
Reed Street Yards
Milwaukee, WI  
1:00 pm - 11:00pm 

September 22
Natural Gas Roundtable
Waukesha County Technical College
Pewaukee, WI

September 27
South Shore Clean Cities Golf Outing
Innsbrook Country Club
Merriville, IN

September 27-28
Level 3: Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training
Chicago, IL
September 27-30
Level 3: Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training & CNG Fuel System 
Inspector Training
Milwaukee, WI

December 6
Annual Stakeholder Meeting
Lambeau Field
Green Bay, WI

Thank You to Our Members



REV UP Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Clean Cities  program, REV UP Wisconsin has expanded to Milwaukee. Wisconsin's first electric vehicle
group buy program started on August 2, 2016 in Madison and is now available at select Nissan Milwaukee dealerships. The program concludes on September 30, 2016. WCC has partnered with Nissan and 
Milwaukee participating dealers, Gordie Boucher Nissan of Greenfield, Boucher Nissan of Waukesha, John Amato Nissan, Rosen Nissan, and Russ Darrow Nissan, to provide huge discounts on the best-selling 2016 Nissan Leaf SV. The REV UP Wisconsin program, offers $8,231 off and 0% financing for up to 72 months on a 2016 Nissan Leaf SV. Lease options are available for 289 down and 289/month. An additional Federal Tax savings up to $7,500 may apply. Special fleet pricing is also available.
For more dealer information, additional partner incentives and locations for upcoming ride and drive events please visit our event page.
NG for Transportation  Roundtable 
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Waukesha County Technical College
800 Main Street
Pewaukee, WI

Join Wisconsin Clean Cities on Thursday, September 22 for our Natural Gas for Transportation Roundtable event. The event will serve as a stakeholder forum created to provide information to businesses and citizens about natural gas as a transportation fuel and identify opportunities to expand the use of compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable natural gas (biogas). The event is FREE and open to the public. Register Here!

Become A Sponsor Today! 
By supporting the Wisconsin Propane Autogas Roundtable event there is a great opportunity for your company to be publicly associated with the Wisconsin Clean Cities Coalition and key businesses and organizations throughout the entire state of Wisconsin. To take advantage of this sponsorship opportunity, please click here to view our event packet which includes the agenda, sponsorship levels, and the sponsorship form.

Sponsorship Levels:
Diamond Sponsor: $500
Gold Sponsor: $350
Silver Sponsor: $250
Bronze Sponsor: $100


If you are interested in attending or sponsoring the event please contact Courtney Long at 414-221-4487 or  Courtney.Long@wicleancities.org

WCC Wins Awards at National Clean Cities Workshop
Wisconsin Clean Cities received  recognition for being in the top 5 of nearly 100 coalitions across the nation in two categories;  E85- Most Improved and Most Diverse Improvement. 

These awards were based on information submitted by members and stakeholders for the Clean Cities Annual Survey.  Thank you to all of you that are making a difference in Wisconsin and make sure to complete our survey which will be sent out in January!

Pictured (left to right):
Dennis Smith, National Clean Cities Director, U.S. DOE
Lorrie Lisek, Executive Director, WCC
Linda Bluestein National Clean Cities Co-Director, U.S. DOE
David Kirschner, North Central Regional Manager
Featured Member:
Paper Transport
Paper Transport, Inc. has humble roots that date back to February of 1990 when co-founders Lennie Shefchik and
Roger Grimsley pulled the first loads out of Green Bay,  WI. The entrepreneurial spirit and the "get it done for the customer" attitude from the first days have served as the foundation of the culture that drives the company today. Today, Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) has grown to over 600 drivers. We provide Regional, Dedicated, Local, and Intermodal solutions out of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Georgia, and Florida.

In 2006, Jeff Shefchik became the President of Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) and  has since been the driver behind the company's efficiency and sustainability efforts. It was his pursuits in American-natural gas or compressed natural gas (CNG) that lead to a strategy that put Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) in the forefront of transportation innovation and changed the industry in terms of diesel fuel consumption in the Midwest. Below are the three key components to Shefchik's strategy: 
  • Provide a cleaner, "greener" transportation fuel
  • Provide a cost advantage to shippers/consumers 
  • American fuel providing American job growth and a step toward energy independence
In 2009, Paper Transport, Inc. saw an opportunity step out with a cost effective, environmentally friendly, and American-sourced fuel within the transportation industry. Today, natural gas is providing a path for our customers to develop new solutions in their supply chains and ultimately deliver more value to their customers. Discover PTI's proven record with sustainable energy solutions:
  • First running natural gas powered trucks operating outside CA.
  • Developed the longest natural gas powered lane in the US - over 1000 miles.
  • Utilizing CNG in multiple dedicated fleets.
  • Deploying natural gas in a random OTR network throughout the Midwest.
  • Over 100 CNG power units across the fleet.
In 2014, PTI helped open the longest CNG gas trucking lane in the United States, running 45 CNG truck drivers between Lima, Ohio and Pineville, Louisiana for an average of 25-million miles CNG per year for a prominent consumer products company. Today, PTI currently operates one fifth its fleet in the United States on CNG and its lanes run a 650-mile radius throughout the Midwest. In total, PTI substitutes about two million gallons of diesel each year with CNG and runs over 10-million miles on CNG.  

To learn more visit their website  or c ontact: 
Jeff Shefchik
Funding Opportunity:
Drive Clean Chicago's Drive Clean Station
Drive Clean Station Accepting Funding Applications
Deadline for Applications: 
October 14, 2016 at 5:00 PM CDT
Drive Clean Chicago's Drive Clean Station grant program is now reopen and accepting applications for DC Fast Charge and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Station projects. Click here for the Drive Clean Station Request for Applications. 

Projects must take place within the Chicago 6-county area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties) in Illinois. The stations must be easily accessible to safely and conveniently accommodate all CNG vehicle types or offer CHAdeMO and/or SAE Combined Charging Standard (CCS) protocol for DC Fast Charging.

For more information on the Drive Clean Station application process, please visit the Drive Clean Chicago website  or check out these webinars:
Drive Clean Fast Charging Station Projects 
 Click here to watch this webinar.

Drive Clean CNG Station Projects 
Click here to watch this webinar.
Become a Member Today!
Your membership will allow us to continue to strive for
reduced petroleum consumption, clean air, and an improved quality of life. Along with helping support many projects we are currently working on throughout Wisconsin, your membership would also include several  benefits:
  • Information on upcoming grants that will allow your company to save money on infrastructure, vehicles, or fuel, as well as information about projects and the latest alternative fuels news
  • Support for grant preparation or assistance
  • A representative from your company may serve on our Board of Directors and supporting committees
  • Access to Wisconsin Clean Cities events, which include seminars, meetings, and conferences
  • Networking opportunities with fleets and industry partners
  • Technical training, workshops, and webinars
  • Individual consultation and technical assistance
  • Public recognition for progress in reducing petroleum consumption and assistance with media outreach.

Click here to learn more about becoming a member!