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Seven natural gas tanks reside in the roof of the Xcelsior transit bus, providing a range of 450 miles. Photo courtesy of City of Culver City.

Culver Citybus Takes Delivery of the First Natural Gas Xcelsior Transit Buses

CULVER CITY, CA - Culver CityBus purchased 20 low-floor Xcelsior buses for approximately $10 million. Several of the new buses were placed in service on May 29. The remaining are expected to be in service by the end of June.

North Dakota DOT Breaks Sales Records at Public Fleet Auction

BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) broke records for both total sale and average price per vehicle with the prices it received at a June 7 public auction.

Digital Ally’s Fleet Recorders Selected as a Best New Product at 2012 EMS Today Conference

OVERLAND PARK, KS - Digital Ally, Inc. has had its Video Event Data Recorder (VEDR) selected as one of the 50 best new EMS products of the year.

Calif. HVIP Provides More Funds for San Joaquin Valley 'Green' Truck & Bus Fleets

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) will provide additional funding for vehicles operating 100% of the time in the San Joaquin Valley.

GSA to Eliminate Low-Demand or Obsolete Contracts

WASHINGTON - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) outlined its plans to stop adding new contractors for obsolete items and to eliminate contracts for items that have low or no demand.

S.C. Forestry Commission Purchases Closed-Cab Fire Suppression Equipment

COLUMBIA, SC – The South Carolina Forestry Commission unveiled 10 new closed-cab fire suppression units at a press conference.

Networkfleet Awarded National Contract by NJPA

SAN DIEGO - The Networkfleet solution is now available nationally to National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) members under contract # 113011-NWF.

BAF Technologies Acquires Emissions Solutions Provider ServoTech

DALLAS - The acquisition is expected to help BAF speed production and delivery of EPA and CARB standards-compliant CNG vehicle conversions.

Ford Offers New F-150 Special Service Vehicle Package

DEARBORN, MI - The package will be available for SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations, 4x2 and 4x4 models, and will offer a choice of 5.0L V-8 or 3.5L EcoBoost engines.

Pictured is a Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Impala with the new gray graphics. Photo courtesy of Washtenaw County.

Washtenaw County Tests Patrol Vehicles, Anti-Idling Technology

ANN ARBOR, MI – The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is updating its police fleet with new vehicle testing, graphics, in-car technology, and fuel cost savings technology.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District Implements New Motor Pool Management System

SACRAMENTO, CA - The system went live during the first week of June. Over the coming months, SMUD will evaluate how employees are adapting to the new FleetCommander system.

Louisiana Considering Bill Requiring State Agencies to Buy Natural Gas Vehicles

BATON ROUGE, LA - Louisiana's HB 1213 would also provide funding for natural gas or bi-fuel vehicle purchases by State agencies. If passed as-is, it would go into effect Oct. 1.

New York State Awards $1.9M for Charging Stations to Municipalities & Public Entities

ALBANY, NY – New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the State awarded $1.9 million to the City of Rochester, the New York Port Authority, and the New York Power Authority to install electric vehicle charging stations.

instaVIN Selected by Copart to Provide Vehicle History Reports

SAN DIEGO – instaVIN, a provider of vehicle history reports, and Copart, an online auction company of used, salvage and clean title vehicles, announced the availability of instaVIN Vehicle History & Title Reports through Copart’s online vehicle listings.

Westport, Caterpillar Agree to Develop Natural Gas Technology for Off-Road Equipment

VANCOUVER, BC – Caterpillar and Westport will combine technologies and expertise, including Westport High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI) technology and Caterpillar’s off-road engine and machine product technology, to develop the natural gas fuel system.

Federal GSA’s EV Pilot Program Expects to Save $116K in Fuel Costs

WASHINGTON – The federal General Services Administration expects to save 29,900 gallons of gas annually, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 266 metric tons, and save almost $116,000 in fuel cost through the deployment of 116 plug-in electric vehicles.

Grant Funds Available for Texas Fleets to Purchase Natural Gas Vehicles

AUSTIN, TX – The Railroad Commission of Texas expanded a propane-fuel vehicle grant to include natural gas vehicles. The Commission has about $700,000 available in grants to help public fleets purchase natural gas vehicles.

Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection Launches Website on Natural Gas Fleet Conversions

HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced a new section of its website that’s designed to help municipal (and commercial) fleets make decisions about converting their fleets to natural gas.

City of Alexandria Partners With Property Room to Handle Fleet Auctions

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The City of Alexandria, Va., has formed an agreement with Property Room to conduct online auctions of the City’s found or surplus property and fleet and impounded vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Johnson County.

Johnson County Dedicates ‘Green’ Fleet Facility

OLATHE, KS – Johnson County officials dedicated two new buildings, including a 22,250-square-foot, eight-bay fleet maintenance building expected to be LEED Gold-certified.

Harrison County Looking to Convert to Natural Gas Vehicles

MARSHALL, TX – Harrison County in Texas is looking to purchase compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles after learning that a natural gas company plans to build a station near the County’s base of operations, according to the News-Journal.

Utah's Governor Signs Executive Order That Prohibits Idling of State-owned Vehicles

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s Governor Gary Herbert signed an executive order in late May that requires drivers of State agencies’ 7,300 vehicles to turn off a vehicle's engine when the driver must idle a vehicle for more than 30 seconds.

Ford's Police Interceptor Utility. Photo courtesy: California Highway Parol.

California Highway Patrol Shifting to Ford P.I. Utility for Patrol

SACRAMENTO, CA - The P.I. Utility was the only vehicle that met the agency's specifications for payload capacity and provides versatility in handling a variety of missions including traffic enforcement, event security, and facility protection, state officials said.

Calif. Mandates State Agencies Use Reconditioned Parts & Order Solar-Reflective Colored Vehicles

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of General Services (DGS) recently issued management memos mandating steps that State agencies must take the reduce fleet costs and protect the environment.

Johnson County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle with City of Edgerton logo Photo via Johnson County Sheriff's Office

Johnson County Sheriff’s Contracted Patrol Cars Get City Logos

OLATHE, KS – Johnson County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicles contracted to provide services to the cities of De Soto and Edgerton are getting the cities' logos added to the vehicles.



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