Government Fleet News

Sacramento to Install 28 More EV Chargers with Grant Funding

SACRAMENTO, CA - Installation of the 28 level II electric power charging stations in various City public garages is expected to start in August and complete in November.

The Waldo Canyon fire began June 23 and took a turn for the worse on June 26. Photo courtesy of the City of Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs Fleet Manager on the Waldo Canyon Fire

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Tom Monarco, fleet manager for the City of Colorado Springs, said two mobile fuel trucks provided 7,500 gallons of fuel for 46 different agencies, with an estimated fuel cost of more than $32,000.

Learn Tips for Remarketing Alt-Fuel Vehicles at the Green Fleet Conference

TORRANCE, CA – Discover how to get the most money for your used "green" vehicles at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference, scheduled for Oct. 2-3 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, near the Chicago metropolitan area.

Drivers swipe a special WeCar card to access vehicles they've already reserved.

Loveland Reduces Fleet Through Car-Sharing Technology

LOVELAND, CO - The City of Loveland will soon be reducing its fleet of vehicles through the implementation of a car-sharing program, expected to save the City more than $300,000 annually.

Michigan FY-2013 Budget Prioritizes Use of Remanufactured Parts in State Fleet

LANSING, MI – Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder signed the FY-2013 budget, which prioritizes the use of remanufactured parts in the State fleet up through Sept. 30, 2013.

One of the City's fire department trucks fueled by CNG.

Asheville, N.C., Converts Fleet to CNG and Doubles Fueling Station Storage Capacity

ASHEVILLE, NC – The City of Asheville, N.C., has added 25 new compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its fleet, bringing the total number of CNG vehicles the City operates to 37.

Junction City Brings Public Works & Fleet Maintenance Back In-House

JUNCTION CITY, KS - After nine years of outsourcing Public Works functions, the City of Junction City, Kan., transferred Public Works duties, including fleet maintenance, back in-house. The City still owns most of its Public Works fleet and has entered into a lease-purchase agreement for the rest of the equipment.

'Women in Fleet Management' Group to Hold Webinar July 24

ST. PAUL, MN - The Women in Fleet Management webinar will feature a conversation with Caroyln Woznicki, Johnson Controls' vice president of Global Purchasing & Supply Chain for the Building Efficiency Group. She will discuss reflections on her career in the fleet industry and the advice she would give to women who are entering, or in the middle of, their career today.

BYD GreenCity. Photo: BusinessWire

University of Utah Purchases BYD Electric Bus with Wireless Charging Pad

SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah has placed an order for a 40-foot, all-electric transit bus with BYD Company Limited (BYD). The GreenCity bus will be retrofitted with a wireless charging pad.

Los Angeles Agrees to Pay $6.6M to Family of Woman Killed in Collision With Police Car

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Times said this is the largest amount the City has ever paid for a police-related collision.

Yolo-Solano AQMD Approves Grants for Fleet Clean Air Projects

DAVIS, CA – The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (AQMD) approved more than $300,000 in grants for 12 projects, a number of which allow for retrofitting of fleet vehicles, or the purchase of new vehicles, for various municipalities in northern California.

The City of Dublin celebrated the opening of its CNG fueling station on June 28, and 150 people attended the event. Photo courtesy of the City of Dublin.

City of Dublin Opens CNG Fueling Station

DUBLIN, OH - The City of Dublin CNG fast-fill fueling facility will be open to the public, other municipalities, and corporate fleets.

View Photos from GFX

TORRANCE, CA - Photos from the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) are now available for viewing. GFX took place June 18-20 in Denver.

Weld County, Colo., Opens CNG Station and Replaces 11 Vehicles With CNG Models

GREELEY, CO - Weld County has replaced 11 of its fleet vehicles with CNG models. The new SkyBlu CNG fueling station is operated by Mansfield Energy Corporation.

City of Lawrence, Kan., Testing Natural Gas F-150 for Fleet Use

LAWRENCE, KS - The City of Lawrence worked with Black Hills Energy and Fuel Conversion Solutions to convert the vehicle.

Chicago P.D. Uses Reverse Auction to Buy Patrol Vehicles

CHICAGO - The Chicago Police Department used an eBay-style reverse auction earlier this year to award contracts to two Chicago-area car dealers to supply the new Ford patrol vehicles.

City of Moline Recognized for Green Fleet Efforts

MOLINE, IL – The White House identified the City of Moline, Ill., as a sustainable community, inviting its mayor and city administrator to the White House Forum on Sustainable Communities. The City’s green fleet efforts have largely contributed to this recognition.

Report Says 15 Out of 24 Federal Agencies Reduced Fleet Petroleum Use in 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. federal agencies released their reports from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) about whether they met sustainability goals for 2011. Government Fleet magazine analyzed fleet petroleum use for the agencies in the report.

Roush Completes Altoona Testing for Propane Autogas Paratransit Vehicle

LIVONIA, MI — ROUSH CleanTech announced the completion of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) New Model Bus Testing Program (referred to as “Altoona Testing”) on a ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-450 vehicle fueled by propane autogas.

Virginia State Police Transitions to Ford Police Interceptor

NORTH CHESTERFIELD, VA – Virginia State Police is transitioning its Ford Crown Victoria police fleet to Ford Police Interceptors with the order of 144 Police Interceptors, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

City of Tucson Receives New Elkhart Coach Paratransit Vehicles

TUCSON, AZ – The City of Tucson has received 19 new Elkhart Coach paratransit vehicles. The buses each come with a Ford E-350 chassis equipped with a 6.8L gasoline engine.

Granite State Clean Cities Deploys Natural Gas & Biodiesel Vehicles

CONCORD, NH – The Granite State Clean Cities Coalition (GSCCC), administered by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, saved more than 1.3 million gallons of petroleum fuels in 2010.

West Virginia Task Force to Study Converting State Vehicle Fleet to Natural Gas

CHARLESTON, W.VA – The State of West Virginia’s Governor Ray Tomblin has signed an executive order, Order No. 10-12, that establishes a natural gas vehicle “task force" to study the feasibility of converting the State's fleet to run on natural gas.

National Parks to Purchase Fuel-Efficient and Alt-Fuel Vehicles as Part of Clean Cities Program

WASHINGTON – The National Parks Service is partnering with the U.S. Energy Department via the Clean Cities program to deploy fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles in five national parks across the U.S.

Craig M. Croner, administrative services manager for the City of Boise, Idaho

GFX Coverage: Conference Session Covers Justifying In-House PM to Managers, Stakeholders

DENVER – One of the conference sessions, given by Craig M. Croner, administrative services manager for the City of Boise, Idaho, discussed the topic of how fleet managers can justify providing in-house preventive maintenance (PM) services to managers and other stakeholders in a government organization.

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