Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities

Date: October 4, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM


Community College of Allegheny County – West Hills Center
1000 McKee Road
Oakdale, PA


This year’s theme will feature “Smart Cities.”

Look for the Agenda in the near future. For more information, please contact Rick Price at (412) 735-4114.

To register to attend click here.

To register as a Vendor click here.

To register to become a Sponsor click here.

Rick Price

Date: October 6, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Where: Community College of Allegheny County – West Hills Center
1000 McKee Road
Oakdale, PA


Presentations, Speakers, Alternative Fueled Vehicles and more!

Odyssey Day is an outreach and education event dedicated to promoting the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. It is coordinated by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) headquartered at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The first event was held in 2002.


Odyssey Day offers unique activities designed to educate the public about cleaner transportation technologies and is customized to the wants and needs of the local host. Examples of such activities include:

* ride-and-drives

* vehicle displays

* workshops

* demonstrations

This year’s event will feature the “DOE National Partnership Program.”

To register click here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNfD7HHpi36WrDMS39vLbcu1GY8GNaseTkZk2TU0H-HsG9OQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

To register as a vendor click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5xuAODSyJHzwilkRkUe5ctegczO1Adu_IQSyqAtP8gWZ03g/viewform

To register to become a sponsor click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1RUs_ejsT6LuXRKyi0FnFu8bQpf8tqicSf3y-c56-r_EVrw/viewform?c=0&w=1

Contact: For more information, please contact Rick Price at (412) 735-4114.    


Join us Friday, October 14!

9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Registration: 8:45 a.m.

Community College of Alleghany County –  West Hills Campus
1000 McKee Road
Oakdale, PA 15071

Register Here.

Pennsylvania is on the forefront of the energy revolution. By providing the resources to keep vehicles refueling with American energy products for the next century, Pennsylvania is creating economic stability, domestic jobs and energy security.

Pittsburgh Odyssey Day features break-out discussions, including expert panels, vehicle and vendor displays and lunch.
Special breakout sessions
Meet experts in alternative fuel vehicles and attend breakout sessions on a wide variety of topics, including:
• VW Settlement
• Smart Mobility and Autonomous Vehicles
• Electric/Plug-in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Panel
• Use of Alternative Fuels on Buses
• Use of Alternative Fuel in Large Engines
• Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Panel
• Grants and Funding
• What’s new in the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Market
Vehicle displays
Over 30 different vehicles will be on display, including trucks converted to compressed natural gas, both dedicated and bi-fuel.

Also included will be hybrid, bio-diesel, propane and electric vehicles.
Free registration
Your free registration includes light refreshments at breakfast, full lunch, all break-out panels, vehicle demonstrations and vendor fair.  The day caps off with prize drawings for all those in attendance.


Event Highlights: Themed Driving Toward a Clean, Secure Energy Future, the Pittsburgh Regional Clean Cities Coalition hosted their Odyssey 2014 event with U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. as one of the first speakers. Casey mentioned the importance for the Senate and Congress to pass the tax extenders bill to further the advancement of the use of alternate fuels and presented a letter, signed by 16 others Senators for the efforts put forth to educate our region on the importance of alternative fuels.

Breakout panels featured subjects including fueling infrastructure, funding, and training, first responders, and alternative fuels at well sites. Featured speakers included: Bob Bowman of Southwest Ambulance, Dana Brewster of American Power Group/Penn Power Group, Paul Harnagy of the Wexford VFD, Ron Phelps of Beemac Trucking and Dr. Christina Toras of California University of Pennsylvania.


Rick Price, Site Coordinator
email • (412) 735-4114 • Host Page TwitterFacebook


Friday, October 11, 2013
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Event Location:
Community College of Allegheny County – West Hills Center
1000 McKee Road
Oakdale, PA 15071

Preliminary Agenda:

Registration (9:00AM)

  • Free Coffee and Donuts (Sponsored FYDA Energy Solutions

Vehicles on Display   (9:30AM – 2:30PM)

  • Signup
  • Giveaways and information
  • Refreshments
  • Networking with Vendors
  • Ride N Drives

Welcome   (9:30AM)

  • Dr. Mary Kennedy – Interim President, Community College of Allegheny County, North Campus
  • Jan Lauer – President Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities
  • Rick Price – PRCC Executive Director
  • Eric Neandross – Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
  • Tim Hooker – FYDA Energy Solution (Breakfast Sponsor)

Break Out Presentations   (10:00AM – 11:15AM)

New Vehicles

  • Barbara Brentano – Honda
  • Ericka Weagley – Ford
  • Sharon Bradley – General Motors
  • Robert Johnson – Chrysler
  • Toyota
  • Mitsubishi or Nissan

Vehicle Conversions

  • Tim Hooker – FYDA Energy Solutions
  • Jeff Corcetti – Jeff’s Performance Plus
  • Ira Dorfman – Eco Dual
  • Barry Carr – Landi Renzo
  • Louis Herring – PowerFuel CNG Systems
  • Colin Huwlyer – Optimus Technologies
  • Buzz Tabone – Zoresco

Fueling Infrastructure & Electric Charging

  • Bob Beatty – O-Ring Fueling Systems
  • Mark Good – PC McKenzie Corp
  • Paul Gianko – Eco Friendly LLC
  • Ron Schramm – Progas
  • Steel City Fueling Systems
  • Dan Carnovale – Eaton

Public & Private Transportation

  • CATA Bus
  • Indiana Transit
  • Erie Transit
  • Justin Westelczyk -Blue Bird of Pittsburgh
  • Valley Transit
  • Globe Parking

(11:15AM – 11:45AM )

Ron Schramm – Progas  and Shelby Metzger PPGA (Lunch Sponsors)

Tim Solobay, State Senator 46th District

Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive Governor Corbett, Pennsylvania

Lunch   (11:45AM – 1:00PM)

  • Sponsored by ProGas and Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association
  • Network with Vendors and Ride-in-Drives   (11:45AM – 1:00PM)
  • NAFTC Hybrid Prius Demo in High Bay at 12:30pm

Breakout Presentation Panels   (1:00PM – 2:15PM)

Funding (State & Federal)and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Funding Options

  • Maggie Hall –PA DEP
  • Rick Price – PRCC
  • Jorge Peleaz – Boenning & Scattergood
  • Jackie Rizzo – Dollar Bank
  • Bill Sommers – VFG Leasing & Finance

Fleet Strategies

  • Mike Lickert – Giant Eagle
  • Bob DeLucia – Star Transportation Group
  • Dave Dudo Beemac Trucking
  • Range Resources

Heavy Duty Vehicles

  • Tim Hooker – FYDA Energy Solutions
  • Ira Dorfman – Eco Dual
  • TransEdge
  • Pitt Ohio


  • Bob Beatty- ORing Fueling Systems
  • Dr Lutitia Clipper – Peoples Gas
  • Ron Schramm – Progas
  • Eaton

Dawing (2:30 PM) – Winner Must Be Present

Vehicles on Display

  • Hybrid and Plug-in Electric Vehicles
  • Bio-Diesel
  • Propane (Dedicated and Dual Fuel)
  • Flexible Fueled
  • Natural Gas (Dedicated and Dual Fuel)

Rick Price, Site Coordinator
coordinator@pgh-cleancities.org • (412) 735-4114 • Host Page TwitterFacebook


Friday, October 19, 2012
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Event Location:
Community College of Allegheny County – West Hills Center
1000 McKee Road
Oakdale, PA 15071

Event Highlights: Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities held their 3rd Annual Odyssey Day event this year at the Community College of Allegheny County – West Hills Center.  Attendees were able to talk with more than 20 vendors and view over 24 alternative fuel vehicles and other motor equipment that were on display. This year’s event included Sustainable Pittsburgh and some air quality sessions, which referenced alternative fuels, technology, and regulations.

The morning started off with a welcome by President Dr. Donna Imhoff of CCAC. She stated that each year she is amazed at the different technologies and vehicles that are brought to Odyssey Day. Giant Eagle brought the first-ever CNG 11.9 Volvo Class 8 tractor to display at the event.  Tegas Gosai from All Energy Now also spoke about CNG, and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald came in and spoke about how the county views the use of alternative fuels.  During lunch, Rich had a chance to drive the CNG One Source’s bi-fuel F150.


Registration, Free Coffee & Donuts
Sponsored by Sustainable Pittsburgh

9:30AM – 2:30PM
Vehicles on Display: Signup, Giveaways and information, Refreshments Networking with Vendors, Ride N Drives


Dr. Donna Imhoff
, Community College of Allegheny County
Jan Lauer
, President Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities
Erin Russel-Story
, Department of Energy Clean Cities Program DOE/NETL
Tegas Gosai
– All Energy Now

10:00AM – 11:15AM
Break Out Presentations

•  Gaseous Fuels Presentation (CNG/LNG)
•  Bio Fuels Presentation (Bio-Diesel)
•  Hybrid/EV/PHEV Presentations (Vehicles)
•  Alternative Transportation/Petroleum Reduction (Anti Idling/Ride Share/Truck Stop Electrification)

11:15AM – 11:30AM
Rich Fitzgerald
, Allegheny County Executive

11:30AM -Noon
Lunch Sponsored by Giant Eagle and PRCC

12:30PM – 1:00PM
Network with Vendors and Ride-in-Drives

1:00PM – 2:15PM
Breakout Presentation Panels
•  Gaseous Fuels  Presentation (Propane)
•  Bio Fuels (E-85)
•  Hybrid/EV/PHEV (Charging Stations)
•  Alternative Transportation/Petroleum Reduction
•  (Bike Pittsburgh, Transit, Enforcement)

Drawing for Gifts (Winner Must Be Present)

Download Agenda: PRCC Odyssey Agenda (pdf)

Rick Price, Site Coordinator
coordinator@pgh-cleancities.org • (412) 735-4114 • Host Page TwitterFacebook

Jan Lauer, Site Coordinator
(412) 874-7193


Host Organizations Websites:
: http://www.pgh-cleancities.org/wordpress/
: http://www.ccac.edu/

HighlightsClick Here For Agenda!

Date:  October 7, 2011

Time:  9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Campus, 1000 McKee Road Oakdale, PA 15071

Special Thanks: Special Thanks


Sponsors/Partners: Giant Eagle, Claude W. Benedum Foundation

Attendance: 175 students, local businesses, utility companies, fleet managers, school bus companies, trash haulers, truck sales representatives, mass transit representatives, trade schools, alternative fuel technology companies, and biodiesel, propane, natural gas fuel providers Event Highlights: The 2010 Odyssey Day Event on the CCAC – West Hills Campus showcased multiple AFV technologies, including tractor and hybrid buses running on biodiesel, a Toyota EV and a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, plus an electric vehicle developed at Carnegie Mellon University. Passenger and municipal hybrids, propane-dedicated and natural gas bi-fuel vehicles, and E85 flexible fuel vehicles were also on display. Original equipment manufacturer and organizational representatives were available to answer questions from attendees, and an informational area featured educational and promotional materials from partners and sponsors. A number of speakers also took part, highlighted by Giant Eagle, Fossil Free Fuels, and Optimus Technologies talking about grants and their local projects. The three key partners, CCAC, Giant Eagle, and Claude W. Benedum Foundation, helped to make this event a success. Event Location:
Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Campus
1000 McKee Road Oakdale, PA 15071


Host Site Coordinator: Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities

Event Type: Informational Festival on Alternative Transit

Sponsors/Partners: Sheetz, Giant Eagle, Get Go Fuel, Ecofriendly, LLC, Fuelmaker, BMW/Mini Cooper of PA, Honda, Chatham University, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, WPTS, and Bike Pittsburgh.

Attendees: 2,000 Students, Government Officials, General Public

Event Highlights: On Friday, October 3, 2008, the second annual Alternative Transportation Festival (ATF) was held in Schenley Plaza. Centrally located in Oakland, this festival raised public awareness of alternative means of transportation and advocated for the use of public transportation, car-sharing, alternative fuels, and human-powered vehicles. Highlighting Clean Cities stakeholder projects, the festival showcased Pittsburgh’s own innovations and activities in alternative transportation. Activities included a bike repair workshop, biodiesel production demos, vegetable oil conversion workshops, ride-and-drives with new flex-fuel vehicles, free music and food, car-sharing and car-pooling demos, alternative fuel vehicle, hybrid, and “Smart-car’ demos, and much more!


Host Site Co-Coordinators: Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities and Steel City Biofuels, Pittsburgh, PA

Event Type: Vehicle Exhibits, Speakers, Question and Answer Series

Attendees: City, County, State and Federal Officials, Students, Community Groups

Participating Sponsors / Partners: Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh City Paper, United Oil Company, Pennsylvania Resources Council, The Sprout Fund, and Construction Junction

Event Highlights: “The Future of Fuel” showcased multiple alternative fuel vehicle technologies, including tractors running on biodiesel, a rare Toyota EV, passenger and municipal hybrids, NCG bi-fuel vehicles, and E85 Flex Fuel Vehicles. OEM and organizational representatives were available to answer questions from attendees. A mobile biofuels pump distributed free biodiesel and ethanol donated by local producers. An informational area was designated that featured educational and promotional materials from partners and sponsors. A series of speakers also took part, highlighted by the Mayor of Pittsburgh announcing that the city will be transitioning its entire fleet to biodiesel.

Break Out Presentations   (10:00AM – 11:15AM)