PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 10/31/11 -- Valley Metro's 24th Annual 'Champions for Clean Air' Campaign Awards recognized companies making great strides towards cleaner air. This year, Total Transit won the 'Blue Sky Award' for going above and beyond to improve both air quality and traffic congestion in the Valley.
Total Transit has embraced the innovation behind the green movement and leads the way in creating an environmentally-friendly transportation industry. Discount Cab, a subsidiary of Total Transit, goes further than simply the green paint on its cabs. In 2008, the company purchased its first ten Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles, and today the hybrids make up 81% of the company's fleet, making Total Transit/Discount Cab's Prius fleet the largest in North America. The numbers are hard to ignore. With its Prius fleet, Total Transit will be saving an estimated 2,000,000 gallons of fuel per year. The Toyota Prius also has an EPA Greenhouse Gas Score of 10, the highest possible rating.
'Valley Metro's 'Blue Sky Award' isn't just an award, it's a tribute to all of the efforts being made by Total Transit company-wide to further our commitment to the environment,' said Total Transit CEO Craig Hughes.
For more information on Total Transit, visit www.TotalTransit.com.
About Total Transit
Total Transit was founded in 1984, and offers comprehensive transportation management, private and public transportation services. Headquartered in the Phoenix metro area, Total Transit has grown into one of the premier transportation companies in the country, with operations also in Tucson, Ariz., and Salt Lake City, Utah. For the last 27 years, Total Transit has delivered industry-leading service levels and has developed innovative and unique transportation solutions, such as mobility/wheelchair-accommodating and eco-friendly transportation, for its clientele. Total Transit is also popularly known as the parent company of Discount Cab, one of the largest cab companies in the Southwest, operating a fleet of nearly 800 cabs, including the largest fleet of hybrid Toyota Prius cabs in the country. In fact, over 80% of the Discount Cab fleet is made up of these highly fuel-efficient hybrids. For more information on Total Transit visit www.TotalTransit.com.