ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Three area legislators have introduced a bill that, if made law, would force the State of New Jersey to increase the fuel efficiency of its motor vehicle fleet.
GILLETTE, WY – Some 35 Gillette County employees will lose their privilege to take-home county vehicles.
KNOXVILLE, TN – Gov. Phil Bredesen wants to put a new emphasis on the use of fuel-efficient vehicles in Tennessee state government.
HEBRON, KY – After 34 years with the General Services Administration (GSA)and the Federal fleet, Michael Moses, senior fleet management specialist, retired on Jul. 3.
NORFOLK, VA – Chesapeake has too many take-home vehicles. More than 200 of the city’s 259 take-home vehicles are issued to employees of the city’s police department.
BISMARCK, N.D. – The director of North Dakota’s state fleet, Paul Hanson, has said that at the halfway point of the biennium, half his budget remains.
LENEXA, KN – Kustom Signals has unveiled its new dash-mount radar.
CASTLE ROCK, CO – Reducing vehicle emissions and increasing fuel economy — while saving money — are the primary goals of the Castle Rock’s new green fleet policy approved by the Castle Rock Town Council.
MADISON, WI – The University of Wisconsin has in its fleet of vehicles a solar powered maintenance vehicle.
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – The Facilities Services department at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University has added an electric vehicle to its fleet.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Kustom Signals unveiled its Digital Eyewitness Road Warrior motorcycle video system at the recent Police Security Expo in Atlantic City.
CUMBERLAND, MD – The Allegany County Board of Education is taking steps to “actively manage” transportation costs and decrease the figures on gas receipts as much as possible, including a look at the school district’s vehicle take-home practice.
BLACKSBURG, VA – Virginia Tech Fleet Services has added four new hybrid vehicles to its inventory. This inclusion is a step toward a gas-electric hybrid platform that is expected to enhance the fuel efficiency of the entire fleet.
PORTLAND, OR – Portland General Electric has begun leading the charge for mass adoption of plug-in hybrid-electric cars in Oregon. The utility plans to install 12 electric-vehicle charging stations in Portland and Salem by September.
CINCINNATI – First Vehicle Services’ Fort Wayne, Ind., location has received a Star designation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as part of the agency’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).
PORTLAND, OR – The states of Maine and Arkansas have joined with other states to avail all state government agencies of a multi-state contract that offers discounted prices on vehicle lifts, tire changers, wheel balancers, alignment machines, and brake service equipment.
RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina state employees could soon be barred from lighting up in vehicles owned or leased by the state.
WASHINGTON – With gas prices climbing toward $5 per gallon nationwide, energy efficiency is all the rage these days. But some government employees just aren’t conserving enough.
LOS ANGELES – At a time when many Los Angeles County residents are grappling with the squeeze of an economic downturn, dozens of top county government officials are driving luxury vehicles that cost taxpayers as much as $50,000 per vehicle.
BISBEE, AZ – A recent study released by Duke University reports that Americans should take a more realistic look at the actual efficiency of fuel consumption in vehicles.
BOSTON - With gas at $4 and change, at least five of the North region’s largest municipalities are looking to curb the use of take-home vehicles and other city-owned autos.
WORCESTER, MA – Record-high gas prices across the country are fueling the urge for car owners to identify ways to reduce their gas consumption. Citizens of Commonwealth of Massachusetts are considering hybrid vehicles.
HOUSTON, TEXAS – The City of Houston has welcomed its 500th hybrid vehicle, and more are on the way. The city’s fleet includes 334 Toyota Prius models, 164 Ford Escapes, and two Honda Insights.
NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc. congratulates Fleet Management Director John Webster of Salt Lake County, Utah for recently becoming a Certified Public Fleet Professional through the American Public Works Association (APWA).
TORRANCE, CA – Bobit Business Media, a leading business-to-business media company, recently announced a new two-day conference for fleet professionals, the Green Fleet Conference. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on September 15-16, 2008.
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