Chicago Area Clean Cities expands statewide, announces name change

Illinois Alliance for Clean Transportation (IACT) to focus on greening vehicle fleets statewide


CHICAGO, Dec. 6, 2022 – Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition is now the Illinois Alliance for Clean Transportation (IACT), the nonprofit announced.

The name change and rebranding are part of the statewide designation process under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program. The coalition announced the statewide effort and name change tonight at its Annual Meeting and Holiday Party being held at Danada House in Wheaton, Illinois.

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“We are very pleased to announce our new name and rebranding as part of our move to become a statewide Clean Cities coalition,” Illinois Alliance for Clean Transportation Chair John W. Walton said. “We are expanding our Clean Cities’ educational efforts in a way that provides unbiased help to identify ways to reduce emissions and go green in the transportation sector. By naming ourselves IACT, we are hoping YOU will ACT to make a difference in reducing vehicle emissions and improving the environment.”

The coalition has been working with businesses and government fleets as well as auto dealers and the public for nearly 30 years to help them transition to sustainable transportation. Membership is comprised of federal, state and local governments, corporations, small businesses and individuals. These stakeholders come together to share information and resources, educate the public, help craft public policy and collaborate on projects that help to reduce transportation emissions and petroleum use.

With the expansion statewide, IACT launched a new website today at IACT’s new logo is featured at the top of the site. The logo reflects the coalition’s roots in Chicago with its art-deco design, featuring the Clean Cities’ sun, the state of Illinois, a road, and the sun’s rays emanating across the state.

IACT – headquartered in Chicago, with an office in Springfield, Illinois – is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Chicago-based coalition was founded on May 13, 1994, and was the 5th Clean Cities coalition to launch under the U.S. DOE’s Clean Cities program. IACT is one of the DOE’s more than 75 Clean Cities coalitions. 

Clean Cities organizations support the nation’s energy and economic security by building partnerships to advance affordable domestic transportation fuels, energy-efficient mobility systems and other fuel-saving technologies and practices. The coalitions achieve this in several ways, including the advancement of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles and sustainable vehicle technologies such as electric vehicles and their charging infrastructure. The efforts reduce the nation’s dependence on imported oil, improve air quality, support local jobs, drive economic development, and promote improved quality of life. 

About IACT

The Illinois Alliance for Clean Transportation (IACT) is one of more than 75 coalitions across the country affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, which brings together stakeholders to increase the use of alternative fuel and advanced-vehicle technologies, reduce idling, and improve fuel economy and air quality. The alliance concentrates its efforts on educating businesses and municipalities throughout Illinois but also helps to advocate for clean transportation nationwide. To become involved, visit


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