Odyssey Day 2017

Another successful Odyssey Day:


Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities


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Contact: Richard Price

Coalition Coordinator





Odyssey Day is an outreach and education event dedicated to promoting the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. It is coordinated by the National

Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) headquartered at West Virginia

University in Morgantown, West Virginia, in partnership with the U.S. Department of

Energy (DOE). The first event was held in 2002.


The Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities holds this event each year in October at the Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center in Oakdale, PA


Event Date: October 6, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 2:30pm


This years’ event will feature alternative fueled vehicles including a CNG Trash Hauler, CNG Panel Truck, CNG Bus, Propane School Bus, Propane Trucks, Hybrid Bus, Electric Tesla and CNG Class 8 Tractors. Guest Speakers include DOE Clean Cities Mark Smith, Ed Cory, United Parcel Service and John Hambrose, Waste Management


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Odyssey Day offers unique activities designed to educate the public about cleaner

transportation technologies and is customized to the wants and needs of the local



Examples of such activities include:

  • Ride-n-Drives
  • Vehicle Displays (Including Chevy BOLT and Chrysler Pacifica)
  • Workshops
  • Demonstrations(Mobile Refueling, Electric Boom Lift)
  • Panel Discussions
  • And more


This features alternative fueled vehicles, Ride-n-Drives and breakout sessions on:

PA DEP Programs/Grants/Funding, Many Uses for Alternative Fuel Buses, Electric Charging Stations, BEV/PHEV/Hybrid Panel, Mobile Refueling and Uses of Propane



Driving directions to: CCAC West Hills Center 1000 McKee Road Oakdale, PA 15071

From Pittsburgh

Take the Parkway West toward the Pittsburgh International Airport to the US 22/30 West (Weirton) exit.

Take the exit onto Route 22/30 West and travel for approximately 1.5 miles.

Take the Oakdale exit. At the exit stoplight (McKee Road), turn left.

The West Hills Center is approximately 500 yards on the right.


From the North

Take Interstate Route 79 South to exit 60B Airport

Follow the exit ramp to Route 60/Steubenville Pike.

Continue on Steubenville Pike (approximately 5 miles) until it joins with US Route 22/30 West (Weirton).

Follow Route 22/30 West for approximately 1.5 miles.

Take the Oakdale exit.

At the exit stoplight (McKee Road) turn left.

The West Hills Center is approximately 500 yards on the right.


From Beaver County/Pittsburgh International Airport

Take Route 60 South toward Pittsburgh to the US Route 22/30 West (Weirton) exit.

Follow Route 22/30 West for approximately 1.5 miles.

Take the Oakdale exit. At the exit stoplight (McKee Road) turn left.

The West Hills Center is approximately 500 yards



Morning – As part of the Energy Department’s Energy Efficient Mobility Systems program, Sarah Olexsak manages transportation projects that help smart cities increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions through the convergence of connectivity, automation, shared mobility, multi-modal urban transport and EV charging infrastructure. She previously served as DOE’s Workplace Charging Challenge Coordinator where she worked to increase workplace charging availability across the country. She also managed the technical component of the $25 billion Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan Program that provided loans for manufacturing successes such as the Tesla Model S and the Nissan Leaf


Morning – Ed Cory is an Automotive Training Manager for the East Region of UPS, which consists of the 645 locations east of the Mississippi. In this role, Ed is responsible for coordinating and performing the training of Automotive Supervisors and Mechanics within the region. The Region Automotive Training Manager attends initial sessions of vendor or manufacturer training to gain knowledge of new vehicle maintenance and diagnostic procedures to ensure the training is audience-appropriate. This position also advises district personnel on compliance updates and issues, as well as coordinates asset management.

Ed began his career with UPS in 1994 as a fleet technician. His experience includes assignments as fleet technician, fleet supervisor and 13 years as a fleet manager with UPS airport gateway responsibility.

Most recently, Ed has been involved with the CNG familiarization training that is done in the East Region prior to UPS locations taking delivery of the CNG tractor and delivery trucks. Ed also is responsible for ensuring these locations receive detailed natural gas training and inspection classes from industry leaders as well as follow up training with the manufactures.


Lunch – County Executive Rich Fitzgerald is currently serving his second term. As County Executive, he is focused on building upon our county’s strong economy through the creation of jobs and workforce development, making investments in our transportation and infrastructure systems, and making county government more diverse, effective and efficient. He is a lifelong resident of the City of Pittsburgh and lives with his wife, Cathy, in Squirrel Hill. They have eight children.


Lunch – Erika Deyarmin- Young is the Public Affairs Coordinator for Waste Management in Pittsburgh, Penn. She manages community affairs, customer communication and internal and external communication for the company’s Western Pennsylvania operations. Deyarmin-Young holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations from the West Virginia University. She is a native of Pennsylvania with roots in Johnstown and Pittsburgh.

Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America.

Locally, in Western Pennsylvania, the company employs more than 1,100 employees at 32 locations throughout the region, including the market area offices in Moon Township.

To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.recycleoftenrecycleright.com.