The port and its partner Clean Energy opened Washington's first large scale, public access natural gas station, just south of Sea-Tac Airport. Emissions from gasoline and diesel fuel engines are the largest contributors to air pollution in our region. This compressed natural gas station is open 24 hours a day. The port's alternative fuel program requires airport departments to replace vehicles, where practical, with alternative fueled vehicles, including natural gas.
Located at: 19425 28th Ave S, SeaTac WA 98188
Sea-Tac Airport has contracted with Yellow Cab Company to provide taxi service. Within this agreement, Sea-Tac and Yellow have mapped out actions to reduce emissions associated with taxi vehicles. They include:
- Ensuring within one year, that 100 percent of its vehicle fleet uses alternative fuels, as defined by the U.S. Energy Policy Act, or is designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as having a highway rating of 45 mpg or greater
- Developing and implementing an anti-idling policy
- Participating in regional organizations that promote fleet efficiencies.
- Providing a collaborative relationship with the port to seek greater efficiencies in service
- Providing data for taxi fleets regarding emissions
- Seeking opportunities to reduce “deadheading” trips, where taxis return to the airport with paying customers