Event Highlights: Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition (DFWCC) hosted their 2014 National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey event during the Parent & Family Weekend at the University of Texas at Arlington. A Nissan Leaf was on display for parents and students to check out. Family members and college students stopped by the booth to spin the wheel and answer an air quality or clean vehicle question. DFWCC and Odyssey prizes were given away to all participants.
Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International
Live Well Center
Dallas-Fort Worth Airport
Event Highlights: Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition Clean Air Odyssey Day hosted the Live Well Center at DFW Airport. Numerous clean vehicles were on display in front of the facility. Inside the building, 10 exhibitors had displays showing their services and products. Nissan and Toyota were able to bring vehicles to show the public. DFW Airport also brought out fleet vehicles to show the air quality initiatives they are taking to improve the region. The Executive Vice President of Operations for DFW Airport, Jim Crites and DFW Airport Board Member, Bernice Washington, provided the keynote addresses.
Sponsors/Partners: The T’s Clean Air Bike Rally
Attendance: 400 bicycle enthusiasts, consumers
Event Highlights: The Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition presented its National AFV Day Odyssey event at The T’s Clean Air Bike Rally, which was hosted by The T and the North Texas Clean Air Coalition. The event took place in Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Texas. It was set up as an outreach event and vehicle display/exhibit with a limited electric bicycles ride-and-drive. A map of area alternative fuel stations was included. While the bike ride was clearly the highlight of the day, participants enjoyed the variety of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles readily available on the market. The E-bikes and the hybrid school bus were also popular with attendees. Partnering with the Clean Air Bike Rally was a good fit for Odyssey because the riders were already knowledgeable of environmental issues, making it easier to engage. However, there were also participants who were less familiar with alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles who learned a great deal by attending the event.
Pamela Burns, DFW Clean Cities Co-Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Elms, Automotive Department Chair | email@example.com