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Northwest Indiana Green Fleet Program

South Shore Clean Cities manages the Northwest Indiana Green Fleet program for our local Metropolitan
Planning Organization (MPO), Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC). The goal of the
program is to significantly improve the environmental performance of business and government vehicle fleets
across the region (Lake, Porter, and LaPorte) through diesel retrofits and other strategies.

Northwest Indiana Green Fleet Provides:

  • Educational Opportunities including fuel and technology workshops, trainings and seminars
  • Recognition and Certification for fleet leaders who have taken steps to improve environmental performance and efficiency
  • Branding and Promotional Tools that help fleets leverage their earned certification status
  • Informational Resources including current technology options, market conditions, laws and incentives
  • Connections with Vendors offering alternative fuel vehicles, equipment, conversion systems, and more
  • Funding Assistance with grant opportunities and other state and federal incentive programs
  • Professional Consultation including fleet assessment and emissions quantification

Current Fleets in the Program:

  1. City of East Chicago
  2. City of Hobart
  3. City of Hammond
  4. City of La Porte
  5. City of Portage
  6. City of Valparaiso
  7. City of Whiting
  8. Town of Dyer



To learn more about the program contact Catherine Yoder at or 219-644-3690.

Impacts Did you know?
Pollutants in diesel exhaust can be harmful to human health. Impacts of exposure include eye, nose and throat irritation, aggravated asthma and more serious conditions like heart and lung disease. Greening your fleet will reduce employee and passenger exposures to these pollutants.

What is an Air Quality Action Day for Ozone?
Your State or local air quality agency may declare an Air Quality Action Day for Ozone when ozone levels are forecast to reach unhealthy levels. On ozone action days, you can take simple steps to reduce the pollution that results in ground-level ozone. Read more

Compressed Natural Gas Expanding in the Region

View the presentations from our Natural Gas Roundtable here.

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