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Monterey County Plan Requires Cut in Emissions

MONTEREY COUNTY, CA – Within two years after a long-delayed general plan update is finally approved, Monterey County would be required to adopt a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 30 percent in an attempt to offset the environmental impacts of future growth.

Hybrid Trucks Joining Fort Worth Trash Collection Fleet

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Waste Management Inc. is adding four hydraulic hybrid garbage trucks to its Fort Worth fleet.

City of Burbank Extends CNG Fuel Partnership with Clean Energy to 2022

SEAL BEACH, CA – Under a modified and extended operating agreement, the City of Burbank, Calif., has opted to expand its compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling partnership with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and extend it through 2022.

KustomNet Manages Mission Critical Digital Evidence

LENEXA, KS – Kustom Signals recently featured its new digital evidence management system at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in San Diego, Calif.

Segways Add Visibility to University of NorthAlabama Campus Security Fleet

FLORENCE, AL – Public safety officers at the University of North Alabama (UNA) got a little more visibility thanks to the addition of three Segways — electric-powered personal transport vehicles — to the campus security fleet.

VTA Adds More Green Vehicles to Fleet

SANTA CLARA VALLEY, CA – The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) said it replaced 75 older paratransit and gas-powered vehicles with new hybrid vehicles, which are expected to reduce VTA’s annual greenhouse gas output by 385 tons.

Pickens County Biodiesel Program Continues to Grow

PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. – A county program aimed at reducing the amount of pollution created by county vehicles continues to grow. The county’s biodiesel program converts the county’s vehicles to run on biodiesel made from vegetable oil.

Cities & Utilities Work to Conserve Electricity

MADISON, WI – Communities and the utility companies that distribute electricity are taking steps to conserve energy, in part by changing the way they get around.

Peekskill Council Looks to Cut City Vehicle Use

PEEKSKILL, NY – The Peekskill Common Council is considering a new city vehicle use policy that could save taxpayers $100,000. There are 22 city vehicles in use. Four are designated for police undercover operations, and three are for fire department leadership.

Puradyn Working to Assist Florida Municipalities With Environmental Directives

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Puradyn Filter Technologies Incorporated continues to assist Florida municipalities in implementing Florida environmental directives as well as broadening its reach to national levels.

Raybestos Brand D3EA PPSV Friction Tested at Police Fleet Event

MCHENRY, IL – While newly hired Ingham County Sherriff’s Department officers received training in high-pursuit driving, manufacturer Affinia tested vehicle products at the Michigan International Speedway.

Clean Energy Secures Ownership of Las Vegas Network of Retail CNG Stations

SEAL BEACH, CA – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has agreed to transfer ownership of five existing Las Vegas compressed natural gas (CNG) public access fueling stations to Clean Energy Fuels Corp., pending Clean Energy entering into lease agreements with the landowners at the sites of the five stations.

City of Columbus Mayor’s Green Efforts Honored by Statewide Group

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Mayor Michael Coleman’s Environmental Office and Fleet Division have been recognized by Clean Fuels Ohio, a statewide advocacy organization.

Web Xclusive – Cedar Rapids Fleet Tested by Flood of 2008

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - In a Government Fleet Web Xclusive feature, read about how City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa , fleet operations responded to the devastating flood of June 2008.

Proposal Would Put a Boot on Some Jacksonville City Vehicles

JACKSONVILLE, FL – About a dozen Jacksonville City Hall employees could be forced to turn in the keys to their assigned city vehicles if a policy proposed by Mayor John Peyton is approved.

Baytech Obtains 2009-MY CNG Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle and Engine Certifications

LOS ALTOS, CA– Baytech Corporation has obtained EPA and CARB certifications for Baytech’s dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled 2009-MY General Motors, Isuzu, and Workhorse medium-and heavy-duty vehicles with 6.0L engines.

Hydraulic Braking, Propulsion System Reduces Vehicle Fuel Consumption and Carbon Footprint

CHICAGO – Recaptured Energy Technologies has developed a new hydraulic braking and propulsion system for fleet, commercial, and transit vehicles that can be retrofit to existing vehicles.

Myers Rolls Out TPMS Kits for Ford, Chrysler, and GM

AKRON, OHIO – Myers Tire Supply Distribution Inc. has three exclusive tire pressure monitoring system sensor and service kits available for Ford Motor Co., Chrysler LLC, and General Motors Corp. vehicles.

State of Missouri DOT Receives 2008 Honda Environmental Leadership Award

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The State of Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has received the 2008 Honda Environmental Leadership Award from American Honda Motors and the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA).

CCG/FASTER Adds Two New Fleets to Roster

NORFOLK, VA – Richland County, S.C., and Spokane Valley Fire, Wash., have purchased CCG Systems, Inc.’s FASTER fleet management system for implementation.

County of Sonoma Acquires Latest Generation of Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle Technology

SONOMA COUNTY, CA – Fleet Manager Dave Head said that the County of Sonoma has converted a 2008 Toyota Hybrid Prius to a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

Montgomery County Employees Circumvent Rule Against SUVs

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MO – Montgomery County employees across various departments have been circumventing a freeze on purchasing SUVS for use in county jobs by renting the vehicles through the county’s Enterprise Rent-A-Car account.

Salt Lake County Approves New Vehicle Idling Policy

SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake County predicts it can save six figures on its budget by implementing a new vehicle idling policy.

Parker Hannifin Introduces New Portable TireSaver Nitrogen Tire Inflation System

HAVERHILL, MA - Using dry nitrogen gas to inflate tires instead of compressed air will maintain proper inflation pressure preventing one of the major causes of tire failures.

Take-Home Vehicle and Car Allowance Policy Being Revised for The City of Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, FL– Citing the lack of a formal policy, the Jacksonville mayor’s office has drafted a new policy that will address the City’s take-home vehicle and car allowance policy.



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