In April 2022, the American Society of Civil Engineers Orange County Branch (ASCE OC) presented John Wayne Airport (JWA) with the 2021 ASCE OC Outstanding Airports and Ports Project award for the Zero Emissions Vehicle Shuttle Buses and Charger Infrastructure Project.
The multi-year project represents a pioneering effort in the evolution to the next generation of cleaner, efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective ground transportation at the Airport. Initiated in 2019, it will replace compressed natural gas-powered vehicles with electric zero-emissions vehicles. When fully implemented it will reduce emissions by 8.4 tons of ozone.
Funded in part by the Airport Zero Emissions Vehicle and Infrastructure Pilot Program administered by the Federal Aviation Administration, a 2.1 million dollar grant provided 80% funding for the purchase of three 35-foot zero-emissions shuttle buses, charging equipment, and infrastructure modifications. The project was a collaborative effort between John Wayne Airport, Orange County Fleet Services, Orange County Public Works, and VCA Engineers.
The ASCE OC awards recognize civil engineering projects and professionals for their achievements in engineering excellence. Part of a global civil engineering community, the OC Branch has over 2,200 members in Orange County, California and is currently the fourth largest branch within the ASCE Society as a whole.
For more information about John Wayne Airport’s Environmental Policies and Practices, please visit www.ocair.com/sustainability.