Government Fleet News

Missouri Governor Accepts E-85 Hybrid for State Fleet

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A new Ford E-85 Escape Hybrid, made at the Claycomo, Mo., plant, has joined the fleet of state cars.

Armarillo Police Department Installs Rumbling Sirens in Cars

ARMARILLO, TEXAS – The Amarillo Police Department recently installed new siren devices on some of its patrol vehicles.

Merchants Leasing Sponsors Webinar on Alternative Fuel Fleets Oct. 25

MANCHESTER, NH – The upcoming Web seminar, “Green Fleet Vehicles — What You Should Know,” is now available to those companies concerned about greenhouse gases, fuel economy, global climate change, and the environment.

EPA Releases Underground Storage Tank Guidelines

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its final “Grant Guidelines to States for Implementing the Operator Training Provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

Auburn University Buses Switch to Alternative Fuel

AUBURN, AL – The orange and blue Tiger Transit buses at Auburn University are now being fueled with biodiesel.

New Mexico State University Goes Green With On-Campus Vehicles

LAS CRUCES, NM – The latest “green machine” on the New Mexico State University (NMSU) campus is the newly acquired Global Electric Motorcar (GME).

King County and WestStart to Host National Clean Vehicles Conference in Seattle

SEATTLE – King County is teaming up with local and national policymakers and industry innovators for the first-ever Clean Vehicles Now! Conference, held on Sept. 19 at Qwest Field in Seattle from 7 a.m.–5 p.m.

Hawaii Takes the First Step to Being a 100 Percent Biodiesel State

HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii is taking a big step toward becoming a green state with the policy they have enacted with Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) in association with the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Dodge City Commission Legalized Use of Work-Site Vehicles on City Roads

DODGE CITY, KS - The Kansas Legislature decided in 2006 that use of work vehicles on public roadways was illegal unless each individual city legalized them.

Hancock Sheriff Getting Big New Fuel Tank

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS - Katrina lesson learned: A sheriff's department can't do much without cars, trucks, or gasoline.

National Gas Vehicle Institute Annouces NGV Safety and CNG Fueling Station Training Oct. 1 - 5

OAKLAND, CA -The National Gas Vehicle Institute will be offering NGV Safety and CNG Fueling Station Training with no registration fees.

Man Arrested on Charges of Bombing Police Car

ORTING, WA – According to federal agents, a man charged with using a pipe bomb to destroy a police car last year has been arrested.

Anderson Wants City Vehicles on the Move, Not Idling

SALT LAKE CITY - Mayor Rocky Anderson has a new rule for city workers: If the car is running, it had better be moving, too.

York County Natural Gas Selects GTG to Implement New GIS Software Solutions

LONGVIEW, TEXAS – Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. (GTG) announced today that York County, South Carolina Natural Gas has upgraded LGviewer to Community Connect.

Campuses Join War on Gas-Guzzlers

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The downsizing trend is catching on at college campuses, where new businesses are now renting cars to students and staff members who don't want or need a vehicle on campus.

Sampson County Needs A New Fleet

SAMPSON COUNTY, N.C. - Sampson County is in dire need of new patrol cars. The vehicles in the current fleet are worn-out and have lots of miles on them. Sheriff officials thought they had a solution, but County Commissioners put the freeze on it.

Sheriff's Department Receives Two New Vehicles

COFFEE COUNTY, AL - Coffee County Sheriff's Department deputies are trying out two new 2007 Dodge Chargers to weigh the pros and cons of the models.

City Decals Abolished Starting In 2008

RADFORD, VA - Radford City Council voted unanimously Monday to abolish vehicle decals in the city.

City Looking At Anti-Idling Policy

ONTARIO, CA - Council members are looking to adopt an anti-idling policy for municipally-owned vehicles.

State Funding Will Help Build Facility At Port

STOCKTON, CA - California officials approved $8 million of tax-exempt bonds Tuesday to help underwrite construction of a biodiesel production plant at the Port of Stockton.

Queensland Aims For "Greenest" Government Fleet

QUEENSLAND, AU - The Queensland government will swap its gas-guzzling six-cylinder cars for more fuel efficient hybrids as part of a plan to have the "greenest" government fleet in the country.

City Motors To Operate On Rapeseed Oil

ODENSE, DENMARK - Bus drivers, firefighters and other Odense employees can operate their vehicles with a clean, green conscience when the Funen city begins its new rapeseed oil project in the coming months, reported in MetroXpressnewspaper on Friday.

Sheriff's Office Taking Over Dispatching Duties

BROOKSVILLE, FL - Beginning Jan. 1, Hernando County Sheriff's Office dispatchers will handle police and fire calls for Brooksville in a move expected to save the city both time and money.

Panel Tackles Green-City Plan for San Mateo

SAN MATEO, CA - What do a real estate agent, a Chamber of Commerce president and a Sierra Club activist have in common? They're all on a committee attempting to shape the future of San Mateo as a "green" city.

The City of Somerville Is Looking A Shade Greener

SOMERVILLE, MA - The city's "greening" initiatives includes adding eco-friendly vehicles to its fleets and harnessing wind energy.


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