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Phoenix’s Fleet is Recognized as a Top 10 Government Green Fleet Awards RecipientPhoenix’s Fleet is Recognized as a Top 10 Government Green Fleet Awards Recipient<div class="ExternalClassD3926C7B4AF1471899158849AC0CD093"><p>​</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>For the second year in a row, Phoenix's fleet is named one of the top 10 recipients of the <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1311913/354009/18805/3/">Government Green Fleet Awards</a> for 2016.</p><p>Phoenix's use of alternative fuels; processes to reduce petroleum fuel consumption and toxic emissions; as well as its policy for purchasing fuel-efficient vehicles are just some of the characteristics that make the city a recognized leader in the acquisition and management of sustainable and environmental-friendly fleet.  </p><p>"By making a strong commitment to become one of the most sustainable and climate-resilient cities in the nation, Phoenix is now home to one of the largest fleets of municipal alternative-fuel vehicles in the country," said Mayor Greg Stanton. "This type of recognition for the leadership and innovation Phoenix has shown on sustainability just inspires us to keep doing more."</p><p>The Government Green Fleet Award is open to all federal, state and local government fleets. Fleets are evaluated using a set of criteria that focus on several categories, including policies and planning strategies, as well as executive and employee involvement in setting yearly goals for fuel efficiency and emissions standards.</p><p>Phoenix Public Works -- the department that oversees the procurement and maintenance of large, diverse vehicles for the Police, Water Services, Streets Transportation, Parks and Recreation departments, as well as its own solid waste collection vehicles — has drafted a Sustainable Fleet Strategy with a goal of reducing vehicle emissions by acquiring or leasing vehicles that use alternative fuels and/or vehicles that have the <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1311913/354009/18806/6/">SmartWay</a> Certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This vehicle certification ensures the vehicles purchased achieve the lowest emission levels in their class.</p><p>Additionally, the Phoenix Public Works Department has implemented a long-range plan to fuel 97.5 percent of its 239 solid waste trucks with compressed natural gas (CNG) by 2024. Currently, 73 diesel solid waste trucks have been replaced with CNG units, four CNG slow-fill stations are now in operation, four maintenance shops have been upgraded to meet Fire codes for CNG vehicles, and two additional service bays at two different service centers are under construction.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/publicworkssite/MediaAssets/CNG%20truck%2011%202-13-13.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:500px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">One of Phoenix's CNG-fueled solid waste trucks. </p><p style="text-align:center;">-30-</p><p><em>Follow the Phoenix Public Works Department on </em><a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1311913/354009/14773/9/"><em>Facebook</em></a><em>, </em><a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1311913/354009/10185/10/"><em>Twitter</em></a><em> and </em><a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1311913/354009/18807/11/"><em>Instagram</em></a><em> for the latest in the </em><a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1311913/354009/17446/12/"><em>Reimagine Phoenix</em></a><em> initiative, city fleet and facilities news and waste diversion. ​</em>​<br></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div>10/26/2016 7:00:00 AMYvette Roeder (for media only) 602-501-0620