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Boston — By Maria Olia on May 13, 2010 at 11:10 pm
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Travel Green at Logan Airport

Flying inherently is not an earth-friendly activity. But if you need to fly, know that Boston’s Logan International Airport is a model for environmentally-friendly airport practices. Over the years, Logan has introduced a large number of innovative projects to reduce its energy use at its facilities.
  • Logan’s HOV (high occupancy vehicle) rate is 30%. Boston’s excellent public transportation system and Logan’s proximity-just 4 miles- from the city encourages visitors and workers to arrive at the airport by T or water ferry.
  • Passengers with clean fuel vehicles have preferred parking with one hundred dedicated spaces located at the Central Garage. Hybrid and alternative fuel taxis have “front -of- the- line” privileges.
  • At the terminal, waiting airplanes “plug- in” at the gate for electricity and air instead of burning fuel.
  • In 2006, Logan Airport became  the world’s  first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified airport.
  • Exit Express at Logan’s parking garage has improved air quality by reducing idling gas emissions at the toll booths.
  • LED lighting and signage on the  runways has decreased electricity consumption by 20%.
  • Logan’s CNG (compressed natural gas) shuttle buses have logged 12 million clean-air miles since 1995.

Image Credit: Boston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, David Fox

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