Dublin, OH — The City of Dublin has been recognized as a Top 40 U.S. Government Green Fleet ranked at #19.
According to Government Green Fleet, the top 40 Green Fleet award is evaluated based on standards in fleet composition, fuel and emissions, policy and planning, fleet utilization, education, executive and employee involvement and supporting programs. The City of Riverside, CA received the 2012 #1 ranking.
City of Dublin Fleet Manager Darryl Syler said this is the first time the Dublin has applied for the Green Fleet Award and is honored to receive the #19 ranking among the Top 40 recipients – all great cities with strong sustainable fleet programs. The City also earned a place in the 100 Best Government Fleets in North America this year.
The City of Dublin opened a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling facility in June 2012- adding 44 new vehicles powered by CNG to the City fleet. Syler said the City estimates a savings of $30,000 a year in fuel costs and a significant reduction in carbon emissions.
Syler said the new CNG station played a big part in the Top 40 ranking along with the City’s alternative flex fuel vehicles.
“Credit for this Top 40 Government Green Fleet designation goes to City leadership and employee involvement and support,” said Michelle Crandall, City of Dublin director of Administrative Services. “This was a City-wide collaborative effort among our Streets & Utilities Division led by Ron Burns and Beth Lozier, Facilities led by Brian Ashford, IT led by Peter Husenitza and our Fleet division led by Darryl. And we must recognize Dublin City Council for making sustainability a priority commitment to keep it greener in Dublin.”
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