CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Park Board has received an award of eight new propane-powered vehicles, thanks to a U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities grant obtained in partnership with the City of Cincinnati Department of Public Services, Fleet Management Division, according to the park's December newsletter.

The Park Board already took delivery of three new propane-powered Ford F-350 trucks and will receive five additional propane F-250 trucks by the end of this year, replacing a total of eight gasoline powered pick-up trucks.

It is estimated that substituting these new trucks will remove 40 tons of CO2 from the environment per year and result in cost avoidance of $15,000 in fuel costs per truck, per year, according to the newsletter.