Photo courtesy of Canyon Transportation.

Photo courtesy of Canyon Transportation.

Canyon Transportation, a Salt Lake City-based airport shuttle company, has converted four vehicles to propane autogas in preparation for a busy ski season.

The shuttle company operates a 40-vehicle fleet comprised of Ford Econoline and Transit vans, Expedition SUVs, wheel chair accessible vans, and Mercedes Sprinters. CEO Melanie Marier has converted the first four Econoline and Transit vans, and will continue to convert new vehicles as she upgrades the fleet.

Blue Star Gas, Canyon Transportation’s fuel provider, will oversee the vehicle conversion, install a 1,000-gallon on-site fueling system, and provide training and support to the Canyon Transportation team. The fleet’s conversion should eliminate 20 tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year.

Canyon Transportation offers both private and shared rides from the Salt Lake City airport to the area’s nine local ski resorts.