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NYC Sustainability Plan Calls for Fleet Greening

NEW YORK CITY - The City’s updated plaNYC for sustainability includes plans for fleet reduction; increased alt-fuel, hybrid, and plug-in electric vehicle use; installation of EV fueling sites in City-owned garages; increased biodiesel fuel use; and facility consolidation.

Austin to Install Anti-Idling Tech in Patrol Vehicles

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The City of Austin has approved a 36-month supply contract for an anti-idling/alternate power system for 80 police vehicles in the City's Police Department.

San Mateo County Urged to Commission Study of Hybrid Vehicles

SAN MATEO, CA – The county of San Mateo has urged the Public Works Department to commission a new study of the operational costs associated with hybrid vehicles.

Redmond Selects Fleet Management Software System

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond has selected a new fleet management software application for the City's more than 300 pieces of rolling stock and 150 pieces of equipment.

Norman to Install CNG Filling Station

NORMAN, OK – The City of Norman, Okla.’s City Council has approved $850,000 for a planned compressed natural gas fueling station.

Pictured is the Equipment Services team. Standing left to right: Michael J. Quattrone, James Billitier, Jenelle M. Dunn, Marlene Davidson, Frank O&#39;Hare, Gary T. O&#39;Donnell Jr., and Scott Corser. Sitting left to right: Lakshmi Kasturi Rangan, Lynne Kita, Lisa M. Smith, and Amanda L.Smith. There were also two members of the team who were unavailble when the photo was taken, Richard E. Haynes and John D. Pecora.<br /><br />

Rochester Completes Sentinel World Class Fleet Certification Program

ROCHESTER, NY – The City of Rochester has completed the Sentinel World Class Fleet Certification program with a high score of 97 percent.

Durham and Southern Research Demonstrate New Clean Diesel Technology

DURHAM, NC – The City of Durham’s Fleet Management Department has partnered with Southern Research Institute to install emissions-reduction technologies on a number of diesel-powered vehicles and equipment in the fleet.

New York City Issues RFP for Outside Parts Management

NEW YORK CITY – New York City has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for an outside vendor to provide just-in-time automotive parts room operation service.

An EVOC driver with the L.A. County Sheriff&#39;s Department prepares to test the Ford P.I. prototype. Photo: Paul Clinton.

Police EVOC Trainers Give Driving Notes on Patrol Cars

LOS ANGELES - The 2011 model-year evaluation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department has arrived, and it's a riveting read.

Washington State Patrol Switches to Honda ST1300PA

OLYMPIA - The Washington State Patrol has started the transition of its motorcycle fleet to the Honda ST1300PA.

Pinellas County and Sheriff’s Dept. to Share Vehicle Maintenance

CLEARWATER, FL – The Pinellas County board of commissioners has approved a memorandum of understanding where the county and Sheriff’s department have agreed to maintain each other’s vehicles.

Chicago to Combine Fleet Management and General Services

CHICAGO – Chicago’s Mayor-elect Emanuel announced that David Reynolds will lead the Department of General Services, which will incorporate the City's Department of Fleet Management.

Pennsylvania DEP Offers $4M in Alt-Fuel Transportation Grants

HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is accepting applications for projects to be funded by the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program (AFIG).

Oklahoma State Univ. Opens Natural Gas Fueling Facility

STILLWATER, OK - Oklahoma State University opened its first natural gas fueling station at a dedication ceremony on April 21.

University of Arizona Adds Nissan Leaf to Car Sharing Program

TUCSCON, AZ – The University of Arizona (UA) will receive its first Nissan Leaf on Earth Day as part of the campus’ car-sharing program for university employees and students.

Arkansas Public Fleet Managers Association Holds Conference

LITTLE ROCK, AR - During the two-day conference, speakers covered topics including sustainability, alternative fuel vehicle and hybrid options, right-sizing your fleet, alternative revenue sources; improving your bottom line.

Cheyenne OKs Personal Use of Patrol Cars

CHEYENNE, WY - Mayor Rick Kasen has re-instituted a policy allowing the city's officers to use their patrol cars for personal use if they meet specific conditions.

Naples Considers Outsourcing Vehicle Parts and Maintenance

NAPLES, FL – The City of Naples’ city council is considering an informal proposal to outsource fleet maintenance services provided by the City’s Equipment Services Division.

Cape Coral Considers Interlocal Agreement for Fleet Maintenance

CAPE CORAL, FL - Cape Coral is considering an interlocal agreement with Lee County, Fla. To maintain the City’s fleet.

DOE Announces $5M in Clean Cities Grants

WASHINGTON – Energy Secretary Stephen Chu announced that $5M in funding is available for community-based efforts to deploy electric vehicle infrastructure and charging stations.

Multnomah County Consolidates Fleet and Other Departments

PORTLAND - The board aligned management of county assets, which includes fleet vehicles and facilities, with information technology in the new Department of County Assets.

One of 24 new CNG-fueled vehicles being used by the City of Columbus.

Columbus Fleet Using CNG to Reduce Diesel Costs

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The City of Columbus is building a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station to run the 24 new and dedicated CNG-powered vehicles it’s adding to the fleet in 2011.

Lackawanna County Purchases Hybrids, Prisoner Transport Vehicles

SCRANTON, PA – The county commissioners for Lackawanna County, Pa. have approved the purchase of new Ford Fusion hybrids in addition to a number of other vehicles.

Cedarville University Implements Car Sharing Solution

CHANTILLY, VA - Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio has implemented a car sharing solution to reduce staff workload and streamline motor pool operations.

The City of Wixom is using a Bluetooth solution in 12 of its vehicles to improve communication.

Wixom Using Bluetooth Solution for Hands-Free Communications

WIXOM, MI – The City of Wixom’s Department of Public Works is using a low-cost cell-phone-based communications solution to improve driver efficiency in the City’s small fleet.



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