If you’ve visited the Portland International Airport recently, you may have noticed the green and red indicators in the parking garage that indicate where (and how many) parking spots are available. This innovative system not only makes it easier to find a free parking space, it also reduces pollution – cars no longer have to circle the lot to find a space. It’s just one of the innovative ways the Port of Portland is helping save money and work to reduce emissions.
Clean fuels, cleaner engines, idling reduction, infrastructure investment and energy efficiency are our strategies to make a positive difference in air quality. This has resulted in the reduction of diesel particulate emissions by approximately 70 percent below year 2000 baseline levels. Learn more at the Oregon Environmental Council website.