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Karen Burnham, assistant city manager; Bryan MacDonald, city councilman; and Dan Berlenbach, Fleet Services manager, cut the ribbon for at a celebration marking the opening of two new Fleet Services facilities.

City of Oxnard Fleet Services Opens New Facilities

OXNARD, CA - City of Oxnard Councilman Bryan MacDonald and Karen Burnham, assistant city manager, cut the ribbons on two new Fleet Services facilities — a 3,200 sq. foot outside work awning and a 1,600 sq. foot parts store.

EPA Grant Funds Emission-Control Technology for Ohio Cities

COLUMBUS, OH - Nine fleets, eight of which are in the public sector, have partnered with the Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) to retrofit vehicles with diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs). The retrofits are made possible by a grant from the U.S. EPA, designed to clean up diesel fleets in Ohio.

DuPage County to Construct New Fleet Facility

WHEATON, IL - The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Ill.'s Board of Commissioners recently approved plans to build a new 16-bay fleet building at Blackwell Forest Preserve in West Chicago.

City of New Haven Considers Car Sharing

NEW HAVEN, CT - The City of New Haven is considering car sharing as a replacement for low-use City pool vehicles. The City currently operates a fleet of 25 pool cars used by municipal employees for official business.

Update Your Fleet Information for Top Fleet Listing

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet updates our Top Fleet listing throughout the year to ensure we have the most accurate and up-to-date information possible.

City of Concord Installs Anti-Idling Equipment

CONCORD, NH - The City of Concord is installing new idling-reduction equipment, purchased with federal stimulus money, that could result in $8,000 in fuel savings annually.

State of Washington Transportation Plan Approved

OLYMPIA, WA - The Washington State Transportation Commission has approved a 20-year Washington Transportation Plan 2030. The plan highlights the need for additional revenue to maintain existing systems due to the decline in gas tax revenues.

Top Ten <i>GF</i> Feature Articles of 2010

TORRANCE, CA - In 2010, public sector fleet managers expressed interest in feature articles about recognition programs, alternative fuel vehicles, and ways to reduce fleet cost.

Top Ten <i>GF</i> News Articles of 2010

TORRANCE, CA - This year, visits to the news section of the Government Fleet website indicated strong interest in new police vehicle debuts, changes to vehicle use laws, and recognition programs for public sector fleets.

Va. Clean Cities Schedules Hydrogen Seminar

HARRISONBURG, VA - Virginia Clean Cities has scheduled a hydrogen energy seminar for Feb. 25 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. In addition, a similar program is set for Jan. 20 at the University of Maryland.

Study: 2011 Will Test EV Commercial Viability

BOULDER, CO - 2011 will serve as an important test of commercial viability for the new electric vehicles (EVs) coming to market, according to a new white paper from Pike Research.

AFDC Makes Charging Easier for EV Drivers

WASHINGTON - The Alternative Fueling Station Locator, an online mapping tool of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC), now provides a new way to search for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, making it easier for drivers to plug in.

FTA Awards Parks, Forests, Wildlife Refuges $27M for Alternative Transportation

WASHINGTON - The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that 47 projects in national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges across the United States will share in $27 million from its Paul S. Sarbanes Transit In Parks program to improve public and alternative transportation within the grounds.

City of Belen Restores Police Take-Home Vehicles

BELEN, NM - The council for the City of Belen voted to re-authorize take-home vehicles for current police officers two weeks after the perk was voted to be eliminated.

Chattanooga Implements Take-Home Car Fees

CHATTANOOGA, TN - The City of Chattanooga is implementing a charge for take-home vehicles effective in January. The Police Department is the most affected, with 351 of the 395 City's take-home cars.

NAFA Announces Upcoming January Chapter Meetings

PRINCETON, NJ - NAFA Fleet Management Association announced several chapter meetings will be taking place in the month of January. Chapter meetings are open to all NAFA Members and Affiliates.

Oregon Universities Testing Electric Trucks

ASHLAND, OR - The Southern Oregon University (SOU) Facilities Department and the Oregon Institute of Technology are collaborating with Ambiente Motors, a local electric vehicle venture, on an electric truck pilot project.

City of Troy Adds 2 Insourcing Contracts

TROY, MI - The council for the City of Troy unanimously approved on Dec. 13 two insourcing contracts for fleet maintenance. The City of Troy Fleet Division began maintenance on an as-needed basis for the neighboring cities of Oak Park and Rochester.

Happy Holidays from <i>Government Fleet</i>

TORRANCE, CA - From all of us at Government Fleet, may you enjoy a safe and happy holiday season with your loved ones.

Last Chance to Save $200 on GFX Registration

TORRANCE, CA - Register for the Government Fleet Expo & Conference 2011 by Dec. 31 to save up to $200. GFX will take place at the San Diego Convention Center June 6-8, 2011.

City of Oxnard Fleet Facility Designated ‘Green Shop’

OXNARD, CA - The California Department of Toxic Substances Control has recognized the City of Oxnard with a second designation as a California "Green Shop." This recognition as a "Model Pollution Prevention (P2) Auto Repair Shop" by the state is for exceptional efforts to reduce hazardous waste, water, and air emissions.

Navy Takes Delivery of GM Fuel Cell Vehicle

HONOLULU - The U.S. Navy is among the first customers to take delivery of a GM fuel cell vehicle as part of the Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative, which aims to integrate hydrogen as an essential building block for a sustainable energy ecosystem in the Aloha State.

City of Iola Fire Dept. Takes Delivery of Velocity Fire Engine

REDFORD, MI - Detroit Diesel Corporation announced that Pierce Manufacturing has delivered its first EPA 2010-compliant, Detroit Diesel DD13 -powered Velocity fire engine to the Iola, Kan., fire department.

Legislation Extends Alt-Fuel Incentives

WASHINGTON - The Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010 (HR 4853), passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 17, includes extensions of two key incentives for natural gas vehicles. In addition, the law extends the ethanol tax credit through 2011, and retroactively extends the biodiesel tax incentive and the renewable diesel incentive through 2011.

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