Exhaustive measures

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Denver International Airport has taken its share of hard knocks from both the industry and the traveling public, not the least of which has been its location, which seems to be about equidistant between Denver and Chicago.

Now, though, people making the formidable DIA trek will at least have the satisfaction of knowing they needn't pollute that crisp, Rocky Mountain air. Denver's SuperShuttle is testing out a fleet of natural-gas powered vans over the next year.

The program, which is jointly sponsored by SuperShuttle and the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will include passenger surveys on the eco-vans as well as lots of data-gathering on such matters as upkeep, fueling and emissions. The information will then be available for other ground transportation operators considering giving the environment a break.

The sheer magnitude of potential material regarding the procurement of the fuel for these vans has left me speechless. Insert your own joke here.

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