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Transportation Research Partners


The Transportation program focuses on developing technologies to reduce vehicle emissions and improve fuel efficiency throughout the transportation industry.

NYSERDA’s Transportation partners research alternative fuel vehicles, efficiency improving vehicle components, railway efficiency, and improving traffic patterns.

Airflow Catalyst Systems, Inc.

 AirFlow Catalyst SystemsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. was formed in 1997 to develop leading edge materials for catalytic converter technologies. The low temperature performance properties of our material provide cost savings to catalyst manufacturers. The company's focus has been on developing washcoat materials that provide low light-off temperatures with substantially lower than normal precious metal loadings. AirFlow supplies washcoat material, coated substrates (metal or ceramic), and complete catalytic converter assemblies for DOC and VOC applications.

The AirFlow CDPF / NO2 catalyst system is ideal for diesel equipment operating in closed environments such as tunnels and underground mines. The system passively eliminates diesel particulate matter (PM) and reduces NO and NO2


Steffanie J Labarr, Office Manager
[email protected]
183 East Main Street, Suite 925, Rochester, NY 14604

Albatros North America (Sepsa)

Albatros CorporationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. specializes in the design, manufacture, supply and maintenance of equipment, mainly for the railway industry throughout the world, and is formed by its group of companies based within Spain and branches and agents around the world. Albatros equipment for passenger railcars includes static converters, information systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning units and toilet modules.


William Kolberg, Director of Finance & Resources
[email protected]
445 Duane Ave, Schenectady, NY 12304

Chesner Engineering, P.C.

Chesner Engineering, P.C. Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., established in 1981 is an engineering and technology development firm specializing in “applied research and engineering.” The firm conducts research and development activities for the development of new energy environment and transportation system technology for private and public sector clients. In addition, the firm pursues the development of new systems for direct commercial applications.


Warren Chesner, President
[email protected]
38 W Park Avenue
Long Beach New York 11561

Creighton Manning Engineering

Creighton Manning EngineeringLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is an award-winning engineering and land surveying firm with 45 years of experience in New York State. CME specializes in transportation engineering including highway and bridge design, traffic signal design, ITS and traffic engineering; site civil engineering, land surveying and construction supervision.

CME has been providing engineering and land surveying services to the wind power industry in NYS including SEQRA and site plan approval, site design including turbine layout, access road, wetland mitigation and avoidance and stormwater pollution prevention plans; transportation routing studies, off-site mitigation and road design; land surveying; post-construction studies.


Shelly A. Johnston, P.E., Associate
[email protected]
17 Computer Drive West, Albany, NY 12205

Demand Response Partners, Inc. 

Demand Response Partners, Inc. (DRP) is a smart grid company providing energy management services and enabling demand side resources to act as a supplier of installed capacity, ancillary services, and other generation products. DRP is currently a supplier to the New York State Independent System Operator and the PJM Interconnection (the grid operators in 15 states and the District of Columbia).

DRP has developed a technology platform solution to allow participation in NYISO’s Demand Response Ancillary Services Program ("DSASP") using funding partially provided via a cost sharing agreement under NYSERDA’s PON 1151. In December 2012, DRP successfully bid the first ever demand side resource into the NYISO ancillary service market and is providing the NY grid with over 40 MW of demand side ancillary service.


Andrew Dorn
[email protected]
360 Delaware Ave., Stuie 406
Buffalo, NY 14202

Ecology and Environment, Inc.

Ecology and Environment, Inc. Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is a global network of innovators and problem solvers, dedicated professional and industry leaders in 85 engineering and scientific disciplines working together to develop and deliver solutions that promote environmental sustainability and exceed client expectations– anytime, anywhere.


Gerry A. Gallagher III, Senior Vice President
[email protected]
368 Pleasant View Drive
Lancaster, New York, 14086

Environmental Energy Technologies Inc.

Environmental Energy Technologies (EET), a spin-off of Rochester Institute of Technology is developing an emission control technology for diesel engines based on the use of non-thermal plasma (NTP). NTP creates highly reactive oxidizing agents (such as O-, singlet oxygen; OH-, NO, and NO2) that react with and reduce the presence of soot particles, volatile and semi-volatile hydrocarbons, and carbon monoxide in diesel exhaust.

Environmental Energy Technologies (EET) Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. has developed prototypes that have shown low back pressure and self-regenerating operation as an exhaust after treatment device for diesel engines. EET has also demonstrated the synergy of the NTP technology with a low pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system for NOx control. Promising results have been achieved in a NTP/EGR test program performed at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).

Communications with manufacturers and installers has begun, with the development of promising partnerships between major manufactures of on-road and off- road diesel equipment. EET is also developing product lines for larger engines to expand its product line.


Dr. Ali Ogut, President / Chief Technology Officer
[email protected]
585-424-3324 ext 3035
1800 Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Road, Rochester, NY 14623

Folsom Technologies International

Folsom Technologies International (FTI) is a service oriented company providing innovative specialist solutions to the research, design, engineering, and manufacturing communities. FTI specializes in the design, development and commercialization of a family of company proprietary, highly efficient, hydromechanical CVTs capable of transmitting power an order of magnitude greater than traction type CVTs. The variable displacement hydrostatic module that is an integral component of the CVT makes it the most elegant approach conceivable for adaptation to a hydraulic hybrid system wherein the benefits of the “CVT Effect” are combined with the benefits of a hydraulic regenerative energy recovery system.


Lawrence Folsom, President
[email protected]
30 Tech Valley Drive, Suite 105, East Greenbush, NY 12061

HullSpeed Performance Marine Coatings (Greenfield Mfg., Inc.) 

HullSpeed Performance Marine Coatings Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. are a line of eco-friendly, efficiency-improving bottom paints. The coatings are designed to improve speed, fuel economy and acceleration while offering a durable, easy to clean surface. HullSpeed coating are water-borne paints, contain very low VOCs and comply with CARB (California Air Research Board) regulations. Marine vessels using HullSpeed products have realized up to 10% improvement in speed and as much as 8% improvement in fuel economy. HullSpeed Performance Marins Coatings was established in 2001 and is a division of Greenfield Mfg., Inc. Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., founded in 1998.


Ian Germain, Marketing Manager
[email protected]
49 Geyser Rd.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

iCone Products LLC 

iCone Products LLC (iPL) has been a catalyst in the propagation of smart work-zone technology with NYSERDA backed products such as iCone® and iCountTM. These tools have moved the technology from the hands of specialist to the inventory of general contractors. The change has cut costs and labor requirements dramatically.


Ross D. Sheckler, Managing Partner
[email protected]
620 Old Liverpool Road
Liverpool, NY 13088

International Electronics Machines Corp

International Electronics Machines Corp. produces and markets innovative electromagnetic, imaging, optical, and other sensor-based systems for safety and security applications in the transportation industry. By combining innovative sensor systems with advanced software, IEM creates intelligent solutions for use in vehicle inspection, security monitoring, and maintenance activities.

IEM was formed in 1987 to manufacture and market our Electronic Wheel Gauge, the only alternative method for measuring railroad wheels that is accepted by the AAR. IEM has expanded its high-tech operations to all modes of transportation. IEM performs research and development for many military, government, and industrial partners and has developed expertise in nondestructive testing and evaluation, image processing and machine vision, wireless sensors and sensor networks , and other areas.

IEM and NYSERDA have partnered on several important projects including research and development leading to several of IEM’s most successful products such as its Miniature Electronic Wheel Gauge, several key elements of IEM’s Wheel Inspection System Environment (wheel profile measurement system, tread crack detection, and flat spot detection), and a Smart Infrared Inspection System for both commercial vehicles and trains.


Robert Foss, Manager of Research & Development
[email protected]
518-268-1636 x12
850 River Street, Troy, NY 12180-1239

Lower Hudson Long Island Resource Conservation & Development Council 

The mission of the RC&D Council Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is to facilitate economic growth that is both environmentally sound and socially equitable through the promotion of a partnership between rural and urban conservation initiatives.


Jill Slater, Program Coordinator
[email protected]
Times Square Professional Office Park
652 State Route 299
Highland, NY 12528

Matthews Buses, Inc.

Matthews Buses, Inc. has had the privilege of serving the transportation needs of both the school bus community and commercial bus markets in NYS for over 43 years. Our dedication to the core values of keeping our customers first in everything we do has helped us become the largest bus dealer in New York State and one of the largest in the nation. We proudly offer sales, service, parts and training to Western, Central and Eastern New York customers through our facilities in Dansville, Syracuse, Ballston Spa and Maybrook. A fleet of mobile service vehicles and expert technicians provide timely and convenient vehicle “Service When You Need It!” Customers can also count on our experienced sales team for trusted advice.

Our Hybrid product offerings include extraordinary choices - Hybrid school buses from Thomas Built Buses and commercial use Hybrids from Champion Bus. Both are exceptional in delivering their environmental goals and represent excellent value in today’s clean energy market. We also offer diesel powered buses that utilize 2010 EPA compliant engines as well as those utilizing Compressed Natural Gas. The bus manufacturers that we represent continue to pursue green technology for the transportation industry – seeking improvements in both fuel economy and emissions.


Ed Sawicki, Commercial Bus Sales Manager
[email protected]
2400 Rt. 9, Ballston Spa, N.Y. 12020


Stray current leakage from dirty or corroded third rail insulators causes many problems, including wasted electrical energy, potential for fires, and galvanic corrosion/damage to nearby infrastructure. MINI, LLC has also performed a NYSERDA-funded analytical and experimental study in conjunction with NYC Transit, that projected that the NYC subway loses upwards of 21,000 Megawatt hours annually at a cost of about $2 million, through stray current leakage around their 441,000 third rail insulators.

Under Transportation Research Board (TRB) funding MINI LLC, has developed an initial prototype of a third rail insulator cleaner that would help reduce these problems. The original prototype device used large amounts of water and would require 5 seconds to clean a single insulator, making the cleaning process slower than desired.

MINI, LLC has successfully developed a novel low water consumption nozzle that delivers cleaning water jets, in a 90 degree arc, only on the surface to be cleaned. This nozzle is projected to save 75% of water usage and pump horsepower, to deliver water jets only on the insulator surface and without damaging wood ties below, or cover boards above insulator. MINI, LLC has recently received additional funding from the FTA to develop a very high speed cleaner.


Arun Vohra, President
[email protected]
7710 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817

New West Technologies, LLC

New West Technologies Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. provides innovative and accurate technical, management and analytical solutions in the fields of energy, transportation, building and education. We are a Native-American owned small business specializing in highly technical services to a growing list of well respected clients.


Greg Wilcox, Director of Energy Programs
[email protected]
Greg Wilcox: 240-696-6577
Headquarters: 10333 East Dry Creek, Suite 200
Englewood, CO, 80112

John Martin, Senior Project Manger (NY Office)
[email protected]
John Martin: 315-272-4573
New York Office: 4947 Commercial Drive
Yorkville, NY, 13413

Progressive Machine and Design

Progressive Machine and Design (PMDLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. specializes in providing custom turnkey assembly and test systems to the most stringent manufacturing requirements. PMD has provided these systems across a large number of industries including medical, cosmetic, electronic, fuel cells, energy, automotive and consumer, utilizing integration techniques such as robotics, flexible parts feeding, integrated vision and material handling. Our success relies on strong working relationships, project management dedication, diverse technical expertise and our forever customer support philosophy.

The PMD High Accuracy Laser Cutting Cell is a highly flexible platform for laser cutting a wide variety of polymer materials. The Cell is designed for high volume, high model mix production, and is also very useful in prototyping or short-run cutting applications. In many cases it can replace costly die cutting processes.


Garry Sperrick, Sales Manager
[email protected]
687 Rowley Road, Victor, NY 14564

Sensis Corporation

Founded in 1985, Sensis CorporationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is a global provider of air defense, air traffic control, airline and airport operations management, and data integration and distribution. The company serves a global client base and is actively involved in industry organizations and working groups worldwide, helping to address critical issues and develop innovative, real-world solutions. Sensis Corporation is developing a prototype Departure Manager, an airport operations decision support application, under a million-dollar project co-funded with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The Sensis Departure Manager can provide air traffic controllers and airline ramp managers with a decision support tool that automates departure sequencing recommendations while maximizing runway utilization and minimizing aircraft taxi time at capacity constrained airports.


Information - [email protected]
85 Collamer Crossings, E. Syracuse, NY 13057

Shorepower Technologies

Shorepower TechnologiesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is a clean-technology transportation infrastructure company offering simple, long-term, cost-effective solutions for connecting cars and trucks to the electric grid including Truck Stop Electrification (TSE) and charging stations for Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (EVs). TSE is an idle-reduction technology that reduces diesel fuel use and eliminates harmful local diesel emissions while heavy-duty trucks are parked. Our charging stations are an enabling technology that will address the electric infrastructure requirements for the EV marketplace. Shorepower corporate offices are located in Utica, NY with additional office in the Portland, Oregon.


Joseph Licari, Director of Eastern Operations
[email protected]
414 Trenton Ave., Utica, NY 13502

SOMS Technologies

SOMS Technologies LLCLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. has developed the microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter, an advanced patented clean technology that significantly improves filtration efficiency, allowing vehicles to operate up to 24,000-30,000 miles without changing the engine oil. The microGreen filter reduces vehicle oil maintenance costs by 65%, reduces oil usage by 70% and filter usage by 50%, which helps preserve the environment.


Miles Flamenbaum, CEO
[email protected]
4 Broadway, Suite 11, Valhalla, NY 10595

Taconic Energy

Taconic EnergyLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is developing and commercializing a novel bio-surfactant that improves vehicle fuel economy when added to gasoline. Each gallon of bio-surfactant saves over 50 gallons of gasoline and over 1000 pounds of CO2 emission. Based on the sound science of reducing frictional energy loss, the bio-surfactant performance has been verified in extensive controlled vehicle testing and the product is presently being used in a police and industrial fleet. Taconic Energy’s market penetration strategy first addresses the commercial fleet market (approx. $100 million US market size) and then expands to the multi-billion dollar market additizing commercial gasoline.


William P. Acker, CEO
49 Geyser Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


VnomicsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is a producer of vehicle monitoring systems that include advanced driver monitoring, conditioned-based maintenance, and predictive maintenance. Vnomics monitors the health of the vehicle and the driver's behavior in real-time. The unique in-cab coaching system improves the driver's fuel economy and safety. The special vehicle software assesses the vehicle health and predicts failures within the major vehicle subsystems. These features combine to reduce a typical fleet operator's fuel, maintenance, and safety expenses by more than $3,000 per truck per year.


David Chauncey, President
[email protected]
585-377-9700 / 855-VNOMICS
175 Sully's Trail, Suite 203, Pittsford, New York 14534