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Preferred Parking for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

The nonprofit North Texas Commission (NTC) has launched a free program to establish preferred parking for alternative fuel vehicles (AFV). This program provides North Texas businesses with signage designating parking spaces as AFV-Preferred as a way to incentivize individuals to drive alternative fuel vehicles and help improve regional air quality.The parking signs are the first phase in the NTC’s work to promote AFVs in North Texas.

As part of phase two of the program, NTC has created an interactive website, ntxgreenparking.com, to provide users with the location of all the AFV-Preferred parking spaces in the region. NTC is also developing a smartphone application for drivers of AFVs that will provide information on the locations of AFV re-fueling stations and preferred parking.

Robert Kent, director of public policy for the NTC, states, “Texas is second only to California for number of alternative fuel vehicles on the roads. The AFV-Preferred parking program not only rewards those drivers, but also raises awareness of these vehicles and their ability to improve North Texas’ air quality.”

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