Corporate Transportation 'N Tours
Here at Corporate T'NT, we're investing in the future. Find out more about what we are doing to protect the environment!
Tell me how motorcoach travel can protect the environment!
Every motorcoach can carry up to 55 passengers. By replacing cars, travel by bus ultimately reduces traffic emissions and congestion. A motorcoach uses about 17 gallons of fuel to travel 100 miles (assuming 6 miles per gallon). Taking the same number of people the same distance by car would use 70 gallons of fuel. Less fuel consumption, less fuel emission!
A private vehicle is the largest single contributor to a person's carbon footprint. According to some studies, passenger cars alone cause roughly 60% of carbon emissions in the US (over the last 20 years).
On average, motorcoaches can deliver 336 passenger miles/gallon of fuel. In contrast, single-occupant automobiles achieve 28 passenger miles/gallon at highway mileage - not so great!
Motorcoach travel offers an immediate alternative for those seeking to reduce their energy use and carbon footprints.
Is traveling by motorcoach really a greener way to ride?
Given all of today's transportation options, the motorcoach is the best way to travel if you're looking to minimize your output of carbon dioxide during your trip. Traveling by motorcoach uses less fuel and produces less CO2 than travel in other modes of long-distance transportation. When travelling over long distances, as you inevitably will in Arizona, this will help cut down your personal carbon footprint.
A study conducted by Clean Air-Cool Planet compared travel by car, plane, train and motorcoach on an estimated 236-mile round-trip. (The distance between Washington, DC and New York City, one of the nation's most-traveled corridors). Switching from car to motorcoach would reduce a driver's carbon dioxide emissions by 6.7 tons.
Today's newest motorcoaches are cleaner still, due to low-emission, clean-diesel engine technology mandated by the EPA that includes a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). In combination with Ultra Low Sulfur Fuel, the DPF cuts particulate matter by 90%. The new coaches emit about 16 pounds of CO2 per passenger on a 236-mile trip.
Tell what "powered by clean-diesel technology" means.
The EPA has mandated new diesel-engine technology that reduces particulate matter (black smoke) by 90% and reduces Nitrogen oxides by 52%. Diesel is the world's most efficient internal combustion engine, providing more power than gasoline, compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas. A new emission control system that collect the black soot, new low-ash oil, and ultra low sulfur diesel fuel add up to a huge improvement in emissions reductions. Oil companies have reduced the sulfur in diesel from 500 parts per million to the EPA-mandated level of less than 15 ppm. Additional diesel engine technology is unfolding for 2010 that should reduce NOx by 82%.
What about using Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel or Bio-Diesel Fuel?
Our newest motorcoach models can run on either Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel or a Bio-Diesel blend. Better for people in Arizona and everyone else too!
Besides your new clean diesel motorcoach models, tell me about other ways you conserve energy.
Our coaches feature components that help us to minimize fuel consumption, including the SmarTire® tire pressure monitoring system. We subscribe to our tire manufacturers' recycling program. Drivers are well-trained and adhere to appropriate driving standards to conserve fuel. We recycle all fluids and have a stringent maintenance program that keeps our fleet in top shape for better fuel efficiency.
Don't the motorcoaches use fuel when they're idling?
Corporate T'NT has a modern fleet of new motorcoaches which have shorter idle times and an engine auto shut-off feature. This means we don't waste much fuel when the motorcoach isn't actually driving, which is good for the environment - naturally.
Is there anything else can you tell me about motor coach travel?
We have found that higher fuel costs, global warming and more luxurious models are driving consumers to travel by motorcoach. A study recently published by Joseph Schwieterman, a professor at De Paul University, found that intercity coach travel has been enjoying a significant rebirth, expanding throughout the country at the fastest rate in more than 40 years.