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1 The ONLY WAY to GO! Presented by Jeff Finkel GO YELLOW CHECKER SHUTTLE DALLAS, TEXAS GREEN BLUE ENOUGH SAID! is GREEN the other guy’s are BLUE ENOUGH SAID!

2 The ONLY WAY to GO! Why Ride Share? An Environmentally-Healthy Alternative Every Ridesharing trip means fewer motor vehicles on the road. Fewer vehicles means less pollution, cleaner air to breathe and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. An Energy Saving Alternative Ridesharing activities can result in reducing the amount of fuel we consume, reducing our dependence on foreign oil and the likelihood of another energy crisis. A Healthy Alternative Share a ride to the Airport. Sharing your commute is good for your health. Studies show that solo drivers are more likely to have higher blood pressure and heart rates, lowered body tolerance and even short-term memory loss as a result of the stress and tension of driving in stop-and-go traffic day after day. Travel time is more relaxed. By not having to concentrate on driving in traffic, you are free to read, catch up on work, take a nap, or do absolutely nothing but enjoy the ride!

3 The ONLY WAY to GO! Why Ride Share? A Ridesharing Alternative Ridesharing can make a difference in reducing traffic congestion. Every carpool can mean from 1-4 fewer cars on the road. Each shuttle has the possibility of removing 6-10 cars from the roadway. Bottom Line By sharing a ride to and from the airport customers are helping to reducing traffic, lower gas emissions and air pollution. If everyone chose to share a ride to and from the airport, we would find a healthier, happier city and a happier Jeff Finkel.

4 The ONLY WAY to GO! About GO Airport Shuttle Locally owned and operated entities with common marketing, automation and direction Each GO Airport Shuttle market has their own Green initiative. In Dallas we are part of the Dallas Sustainable Skylines program. It is important we are all good corporate entities supporting the local market programs. This is why we do not have a national program like Green Ride Global, however some Go Members might choose to use this program

5 The ONLY WAY to GO! How GO Members are making a IMPACT in their market places GO Alpine : (Steamboat Springs / Denver, Colorado) Bought hybrid SUVs. Donate to the Colorado Carbon Fund, a state organization set up by our Governor’s office. Ask each customer if they would like to donate to it to offset their carbon footprint ($.50 for the local airport per person or $1.00 for a Denver – both shared ride). Have a spot on reservation page to donate. GO Atlanta Link: (Atlanta, Georgia) O ffsetting its annual carbon footprint through Verus Carbon Neutral. The GO Atlanta Link offset the annual emissions of their fleet of vehicles and their administrative office with a Georgia forestry project, managed by Valley Wood Timber. Verus Carbon Neutral applies a 3-phased approach: They start with an auditing process that defines the annual carbon footprint. Next, they retire, on your behalf, CCX Carbon Offsets that match your carbon footprint. Finally, they provide the tools needed to publicize your status as a Carbon Neutral organization.

6 The ONLY WAY to GO! How GO Members are making a IMPACT in their market places GO Lorries Airport Shuttle: (San Francisco, Bay Area, California) Working with SFO Airport Staff to convert 25% of our fleet to compressed natural gas by May 31, 2010 with the goal of achieving 100% of our fleet using CNG or equivalent by GO Showtime Tours: (Las Vegas, Nevada) Only fleet in town that operates on clean burning (soy based) bio-diesel fuel. Their 24- hour full service maintenance shop/office recycles paper, oil, filters, glass, scrap metal, tires, coolant and refrigerants. GO Continental Airport Express: (Chicago, Illinois) Implementing no idling policy which has reduced fuel consumption by 10% from ’07-‘08. Implementing plan to donate a percentage of revenue to purchase rainforests.

7 The ONLY WAY to GO! How GO Members are making a IMPACT in their market places GO Toronto Airport Express: (Toronto, Canada) Reducing idle time, reducing maximum highway speed. EnviroTrans is their Environmental Management System which helps manage the impact of daily activities that affect the environment. -They focus on environmentally safe products using simple things such as biodegradable soap when cleaning their vehicles. -They focus on recycling and reusing. Have a coolant recycling station that minimizes spillage when working with glycol. The station also permits us to reuse existing antifreeze/ coolant reducing the amount of new product consumption. -Used engine oil is to be collected and stored on site, and when needed, this will be transported off-site by a licensed carrier to be recycled and reused. - A scrap metal bin is placed on-site at the Ordan Facility, for the collection of all metals that are recyclable. They are then transported off-site when needed by a sub-contractor.

8 The ONLY WAY to GO! How GO Members are making a IMPACT in their market places GO Airport Shuttle Fort Lauderdale: (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) The GO Airport Shuttle Fort Lauderdale operates a fleet on vans and Town Cars. When a passenger exits the airport it is determined what the best transportation opportunity is. Often with two or three passengers going to the same destination or area they will be transported as a shared ride in the Town Car fleet at the shared ride price to utilize the lower emission vehicle while enhancing the customer experience. GO Airport Shuttle in Fort Lauderdale is moving to a paperless office with needed documents scanned. Documents scanned are then recycled. A pine tree yields about 805 pounds of paper. A ream of copy paper is approximately 6 pounds. For a month period they save 4.7 trees per month.

9 The ONLY WAY to GO! How GO Members are making a IMPACT in their market places GO Delaware Express: The purchase of five Hybrid 57 passenger buses.

10 The ONLY WAY to GO! How GO Members are making a IMPACT in their market places GO Yellow Checker Shuttle and Yellow Cab: (Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas) One of the best ways to have a positive impact on the environment is to increase ridership levels. Our marketing focuses on group and corporate travel, by offering share ride solutions at a lower cost than our taxi or sedan service, our green conscious customers can now make their travel complete by using our service. Go Yellow Checker Shuttle offers GREEN Solutions as: Online reservation with discounts for multiple passengers Paperless vouchers Operates the City of Fort Worth’s DFW Airport share ride program GPS tracking systems on GO Yellow Checker Shuttle vehicles, and GPS tracking software help us provide the deterrent we need to keep our driver’s' driving habits in check. Our full service maintenance shop/office recycles paper, oil, filters, glass, scrap metal, tires, coolant and refrigerants. Implementing a no idling policy for airport shuttles Supports Dallas Sustainable Skylines program as a local green initiative

11 The ONLY WAY to GO! How GO Members are making a IMPACT in their market places Yellow Cab (cont) First company in Texas to partner with Toyota for Hybrid Cabs taxis often tally up 100,000 miles per year. Based on this amount of driving, and EPA fuel economy numbers, switching from a strictly fossil fuel vehicle to a Toyota Hybrid Camry can save a driver about $9,000 in fuel costs per year. Swapping out 5 year old cabs with hybrids can reduce smog-related pollutants by about 80 percent and carbon dioxide by almost 40 percent First in Texas to offer paperless cab booking using RideCharge which allows individuals as well as corporate travel managers to control ground travel costs with electronic booking, payment, and expense management for taxi and our shuttle services. With GPS tracking systems installed on Yellow Cab vehicles, dispatchers can easily select the most efficient response to every business call using our GPS tracking software.

12 The ONLY WAY to GO! How GO Members are making a IMPACT in their market places Yellow Cab (cont) Real-time Tracking: Yellow Cab also uses a computer tracking/ dispatching system to “zone” cabs into 3 mile areas; with on-line real time job information and fleet status it enables our dispatchers, and drivers to work together effectively and provide less wait time for our clients and lees distance a driver has to drive. Improve Driving Habits of our drivers: Studies showed us that gas mileage can be reduced by up to 35-percent due to speeding and rapid acceleration? GPS tracking systems on Yellow Cab vehicle, and GPS tracking software help us provide the deterrent we need to keep our driver’s' driving habits in check AND decrease the likelihood of accidents. The reason for talking about Yellow Cab Over 1400 vehicles in our fleet Total fleet conversation to Hybrids by 2014

13 The ONLY WAY to GO! Green How Green is your airport? Airport Taxi Passenger

14 The ONLY WAY to GO! Green How Green is your airport? Airport Round Trip Taxi Passengers

15 The ONLY WAY to GO! Green How Green is your airport? Airport Bum a Ride Passenger

16 The ONLY WAY to GO! Green How Green is your airport? Airport Share-Ride Shuttle Passenger

17 The ONLY WAY to GO! Green How Green is your airport? Airport Share-Ride Shuttle Passenger

18 The ONLY WAY to GO! GREEN! It’s Not Easy Being GREEN!

19 The ONLY WAY to GO! Presented by Jeff Finkel GO YELLOW CHECKER SHUTTLE DALLAS, TEXAS


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