Port of Vancouver USA

Air Quality

DSC_0198The Port of Vancouver USA’s efforts to protect air quality help ensure that the region continues to meet local, state and federal ambient air quality standards. Below are examples of the port’s voluntary efforts:

  • Purchased wind farm-generated renewable energy certificates equivalent to 100 percent of the port’s electricity use
  • Switched all of its diesel equipment to ultra-low sulfur diesel ahead of requirements
  • Added two hybrids to the port’s vehicle fleet, reducing fuel consumption and emissions
  • Launched an emissions inventory to aid the port in quantifying emissions from port sources, which is helping identify areas for potential reduction efforts
  • Joined the Columbia River Clean Diesel effort to reduce diesel emissions throughout the Portland-Vancouver region.
  • Established flex schedules and other commute trip reduction options for port employees.
  • Posted  no-idle zone signs throughout the port, reminding drivers to turn off their engines whenever possible. 
  • Encouraged participation in the Commute Trip Reduction Program for port staff.




Mosbauer-Martelo_09242012_2841Commute Trip Reduction Program

In compliance with the Washington State Commute Trip Reduction law, the Port of Vancouver offers several options for our staff to commute to and from the office.

Telecommuting, compressed work weeks, bicycling or walking are just a few options our employees have as part of the Commute Trip Reduction Program. In addition, carpools can be arranged by Phillip Martello, the Employee Transportation Coordinator, as well as through Ridematch via the Clark County Commute Trip Reduction website.The port also participates in programs such as Clark County’s Smart Commuter Campaign, Emergency Ride Home Program, Wheel Options and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s annual bike commute challenge.

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