Vancouver, Washington sits on the north bank of the Columbia River, directly across from Portland, Oregon. Vancouver has always been well served by rail; current freight railroads operating in Vancouver include Union Pacific, Lewis, the local short line, and Clark Railway.

The City of Vancouver, Washington wanted to reduce emissions and cut noise.

The city of Vancouver, Washington chose the ZTR flagship product SmartStart®, an Automatic Engine Start/Stop (AESS) system, to reduce emissions from idling locomotives.

Dramatic reduction in fuel consumption, noise, soot and toxic air pollution for the surrounding neighborhoods. Noise reduced from eight to fifteen decibels.

SmartStart IIe Case Study: City of Vancouver