Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles for the City of Milwaukee’s Department of Public Works: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

This report estimates the fiscal and environmental costs and benefits associated with expanding the city of Milwaukee Department of Public Works' use of compressed natural gas garbage trucks. The cost-benefit model incorporates assumptions about renewed tax incentives, costs associated with fuel emissions, and the uncertainty related to factors such as fuel costs. The authors recommend the department purchase 10 compressed natural gas garbage trucks in 2012. Presentation slides

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in Public Affairs, Public Affairs 869, taught by Andrew Reschovsky in Spring 2011
  • Author(s): Erika Cheng, Lael Grigg, Erika Jones, and Adam Smith
  • Client Name: the City of Milwaukee, Department of Public Works, Operations Division