Green Fleet

City of Columbus Named No. 1 Government Green Fleet

October 05, 2011

Pictured after the awards presentation are (l-r) Melvin Rose, fleet manager, Monroe County, N.Y., No. 2 Government Green Fleet; Rhea Courtney Bozic of Clean Fuels Consulting, chief judge for the contest; and Kelly Reagan, fleet administrator, and Bill Burns, fleet operations manager for the City of Columbus, Ohio, named the No. 1 Government Green Fleet in North America.
Pictured after the awards presentation are (l-r) Melvin Rose, fleet manager, Monroe County, N.Y., No. 2 Government Green Fleet; Rhea Courtney Bozic of Clean Fuels Consulting, chief judge for the contest; and Kelly Reagan, fleet administrator, and Bill Burns, fleet operations manager for the City of Columbus, Ohio, named the No. 1 Government Green Fleet in North America.

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS - The 40 winners of the 2011 Government Green Fleet Awards were announced at the Green Fleet Conference on Oct. 4, with the City of Columbus, Ohio, named as the No. 1 Government Green Fleet in North America. Tom Johnson, author of the 100 Best Fleets program, presented an award to Kelly Reagan, fleet administrator, and Bill Burns, fleet operations manager.

The City of Columbus has the largest publicly accessible CNG capacity station in the Midwest, with two more stations projected, allowing the City to keep CNG prices low and creating a market for CNG vehicles. The City fleet's 24 heavy-duty dedicated CNG vehicles will displace 55,000 gallons of diesel fuel and reduce carbon dioxide by 490 metric tons. In addition, GPS tracking units on 3,035 on-road vehicles provide improved routing information, decreasing fuel and maintenance expenses.

The annual Government Green Fleet Award is open to all federal, state, and local government fleets in North America. Evaluation standards are divided into the following categories: fleet composition, fuel and emissions, policy and planning, fleet utilization, education, executive and employee involvement, and supporting programs.

The judges this year were: Dave Seavey, fleet manager for the City of Seattle and the No. 1 Government Green Fleet manager in 2010; Chris Wiley, green fleet coordinator, City of Seattle; Rhea Courtney Bozic, Clean Fuels Consulting; Steve Riley, fleet manager for the City of Coral Gables, Fla., and the architect of the contest criteria; and David Mills of David Mills and Associates.

The Government Green Fleet awards are given to fleets that demonstate sustainable practices in fleet composition, fuel and emissions, policy and planning, fleet utilization, education, executive and employee involvement, and supporting programs.
The Government Green Fleet awards are given to fleets that demonstate sustainable practices in  fleet composition, fuel and emissions, policy and planning, fleet   utilization, education, executive and employee involvement, and   supporting programs.

The 2011 Government Green Fleet Award winners and honorable mentions are:

1              City of Columbus, OH, Fleet Management
2              Monroe County, NY
3              UC Davis, CA
4              City of Austin, TX, Fleet Services Division
5              Atlantic County, NJ, Utilities Authority
6              City of Phoenix, AZ,
7              City of Sacramento, CA
8              Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
9              Denver, CO, Fleet Management
10           Chicago, IL, Park District
11           City of Moline, IL, Fleet Services
12           City of Fort Wayne, IN
13           City of Vancouver, British Columbia
14           Las Vegas, NV, Valley Water District
15           City of New York, NY
16           County of Riverside, CA, Purchasing & Fleet Services
17           District Of Columbia, Department of Public Works
18           UC San Diego, CA, Fleet Services
19           Idaho National Laboratory (INL) ITFMS
20           City of Edmonton, Alberta, Fleet Services
21           City of Long Beach, CA ,Fleet Services
22           City of Irving, TX,
23           Alameda County, CA, General Services Agency
24           City of New York, NY, Department of Parks & Recreation
25           San Antonio Water System (SAWS) San Antonio, TX
26           County of Sonoma, CA, Fleet Operations Division
26           Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson, GA
28           City of Chicago, IL
29           City of Santa Ana, CA, Finance/Fleet Services
30           Port of Seattle, WA
31           Washington State Department of Transportation
32           Dakota County, MN, Fleet Management
33           San Bernardino County, CA, Fleet Management
34           City of Riverside, CA
35           Snohomish County, WA, Public Works, Fleet Management Div
36           State of Utah, Division of Fleet Operations
37           City of Durham, NC, Fleet Management Department
38           City of Huntington Beach, CA
39           City of Kansas City, MO
40           Houston, TX, Independent School District

2011 Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order)

HM         City of Colorado Springs, CO
HM         City of Hoover, AL
HM         City of Oakland, CA, Public Works Agency
HM         City of Thousand Oaks, CA
HM         Colorado State Fleet Management
HM         King County, WA, Fleet Administration Division
HM         King County, WA ,Metro Transit Vehicle Maintenance
HM         Lower Merion, PA, School District
HM         Salt River Projec (SRP) (Phoenix, AZ)
HM         Town of Cary, NC

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