Fuel Management

Monroe County to Add Autogas Fueling Center & Convert Vehicles

October 18, 2010

ROCHESTER, NY - Monroe County, N.Y., received a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to retrofit four light-duty pickup trucks in the county fleet from conventional gasoline to run on liquid propane gas (LPG) and install infrastructure for a LPG fuel dispenser at one of its fueling stations, according to a release from the county.

According to Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, the county's goal is to phase out traditional gas vehicles in its fleet by 2012.

The liquid propane gas project is scheduled to be operational by 2011. Under the terms of the grant, Monroe County and NYSERDA will also examine the effects of fuel mileage efficiency and emission on LPG engine vehicles.

Under a pre-existing inter-municipal agreement, the liquid propane gas will also be available for use by Monroe Community College, the Monroe County Water Authority, City of Rochester, and the region's 19 towns and 10 villages.

Monroe County's "Green Fleet" has won several awards, including being named one of the Top 100 Fleets in North America by Government Fleet magazine. The County's Green Fuel Station currently features several grades of alternative fuels, including E20 and E85 ethanol, biodiesel, compressed natural gas, and hydrogen fuel cells, according to the release.

Related Stories:
Monroe County Cuts Emissions with Ethanol

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Recent Topics

We are in the middle of standardizing PM process with all of our technicians. And I'm asking if anyone has a standard pm checklist for...

View Topic

Hi everyone, don't forget to cast your votes for the Public Fleet Hall of Fame! Three industry veterans will be inducted this year, and...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1134 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

A passenger vehicle with an interior and cargo area of 100-109 cubic feet.

Read more

Fuel Saving Strategies Survey

View our 2008 survey to benchmark your fleet's fuel and green strategies with other fleets.
 

Fuel Calculator

A managed fuel program can help you save time and money and gain control over the way you fuel your vehicles. Determine your potential savings by using our fuel calculator.
Launch Fuel Calculator 

Fuel Prices

U.S. Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Prices.

Launch Fuel Prices