April 2012 - USC vehicle fleet being converted to propane:

March 2012 - President Obama talks about American Energy at a Daimler manufacturing plant in North Carolina:

December 2011 - USC staff & students talk about the Genesis 2015 Initiative. Video produced by Joe Fortune from Housing:

October 2011 - Hertz on Demand is on USC's Columbia Campus
In an effort to ease parking and traffic congestion on campus, VMPS has partnered with Hertz to provide environmentally friendly vehicles by the hour. More information and a video can be viewed here:

September 2010 - "Run Behind The Bus"
Running behind a bus in Columbia, South Carolina does not seem like an ideal situation for any running enthusiast, but on Saturday, September 18, the University of South Carolina's Genesis 2015 Initiative invited all the participants in the Parents Weekend 5K to do just that.
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April 2010 - Officially, it is known as a hybrid-electric fuel cell transit bus, but most people just call it the hydrogen bus - and it has been plying the streets of Columbia, S.C., for several months now. The 37-passenger bus, which has traveled across the country, is part of a Federal Transit Administration demonstration project to test the viability of hydrogen fuel-cell powered mass transportation. University of South Carolina engineering faculty are helping measure the performance of bus during its one-year operation in Columbia.

November 2009 - Vehicle Management & Parking Services has announced its Genesis 2015 Initiative. This is a plan to convert all U.S.C. vehicles to some form of alternate fuel by the year 2015.

2009 - The U.S. Department of Energy has created an alternative fuel station lo cater that can be viewed here:

2009 - USC will be taking part in the testing and demonstration of a hydrogen fuel-cell transit bus. Vehicle Management & Parking Services will be using this bus for one year on our shuttle routes and for special events. We are very excited to be a part of this project, and to be involved in promoting the use of hydrogen technology in South Carolina. More information on the bus and the project can be found at

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