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Earth Day celebrates environmental progress and the importance of preserving our natural resources and our planet.  Massachusetts citizens and transportation partners are doing their part. 

RMV

There are currently 28,917 hybrid vehicles registered in Massachusetts-a 23% increase over Earth Day 2008.

48,319 motorists hold the three charity license plates that have provided $16,170,660.05 in donations to the Environmental Trust Fund since 1995.         
          
License plates returned to the RMV produced 90 tons of recycled aluminum in 2008. 

Nearly 1.5 million customers saved travel and fuel costs last year by conducting RMV transactions and inquiries online at www.mass.gov/rmv.

The RMV shredded and recycled 46 tons of papers in 2008, enough to save 776 mature trees-nearly double the savings over the previous year.

MassHighway

MHD has 390 vehicles using 10% ethanol gasoline, 251 using compressed natural gas (CNG), 30 bi-fuel using both gasoline and CNG, 42 hybrid vehicles, and 844 using ultra low sulfur diesel and biodiesel.

MassHighway uses 135 solar/battery powered variable message boards.

52 fueling locations have double-walled storage tanks to reduce fuel release and vapor recovery technology to reduce air pollution while fueling.

 
MHD’s Environmental Unit implemented the Mass Clean Diesel Program diesel retrofit program requiring that more than 1,000 pieces of non-road construction equipment install emission reduction devices. 

MBTA

The T has collected 2,279 tons of paper since 2006, when the T began placing recycling bins throughout the transit system. That is the equivalent of 38,740 trees.

888,740 gallons of oil, nearly 16 million gallons of water and 9.3 million kilowatts of energy, all needed for paper manufacturing have also been saved. 

Massport

Boston Logan is the first airport in the nation to use a more environmentally friendly pavement.

Massport spent $6.3 million repaving Runway 4R/22L with so-called “warm mix’’ asphalt which
is heated to a lower temperature.  This reduced carbon dioxide by nearly 2,000 tons, saved 200,000 gallons of diesel fuel,and produced energy savings of 26.4 billion BTUs.

Turnpike Authority

The Turnpike Authority's 13 Park & Ride lots feature more than 2,000 commuter parking spaces to encourage ride sharing and reduce congestion and air pollution.

Transponders as of today are both free of charge and with no monthly fee.  Approximately 61% of all transactions at Mass Pike toll booths already use the transponder, improving efficiency at interchanges, reducing gas consumption, and improving air quality.

 

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