Drivers idle for a variety of reasons, such as to keep vehicles cool or warm, operate radios, or power equipment. Idling vehicles use billions of gallons of fuel each year and emit large quantities of air pollution and greenhouse gases. Idle reduction technologies and practices are an easy and important way to reduce fuel consumption and harmful emissions.
Minimizing diesel-engine idling results in economic, environmental, and quality of life benefits. Reducing idling is beneficial in the following ways:
Andrew DeCandisSenior Planner, Transportation832-681-2589Andrew.DeCandis@h-gac.com