GERMANTOWN, Wis. — Riteway Bus Service Inc. was awarded the 2009 Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air (WPCA) Recognition Award for their efforts to improve Wisconsin's air quality. The presentation was made to Ronald Bast and Rochelle Bast, president and vice president respectively, during the Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air Extravaganza held on May 20.
The WPCA is a coalition of about 300 businesses, community organizations, schools and government agencies committed to improving air quality through voluntary action. WPCA educates Wisconsin businesses and residents on air quality issues and works to effect behavior to improve air quality and reduce harmful air emissions as required by Wisconsin's state implementation plan under the federal Clean Air Act.
The Bast family has implemented eco-friendly policies and procedures to address emission reduction and fuel conservation. Riteway operates vehicles that meet the new EPA guidelines. Other "green" initiatives at Riteway include a recycling program, digital imaging, energy efficient lighting and video conferencing for all locations. Riteway operates from eight locations in southeastern and central Wisconsin with a fleet of more than 500 vehicles.