Carrollton Receives Silver Fleet Award from DFWCC
The City of Carrollton was one of three cities to be named a 2016 Silver Fleet award winner by the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition (DFWCC) for its contributions and efforts in reducing petroleum consumption and improving air quality.
Clean Cities is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program that strives to minimize petroleum consumption in the transportation sector, which typically also helps improve air quality. Data is collected from partnering entities to develop an annual report that is shared with the DOE to document progress. Members of the DFWCC and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) score the submitted reports and categorize them into levels – Gold, Silver, and Bronze. There have been no Gold winners to date.
The City of Carrollton has outsourced its fleet operation to Centerra as part of a managed competition philosophy. The premise of managed competition is that the procurement of services through competitive proposals–rather than the traditional approach of granting an in-house operation a monopoly–drives improvements in service levels, quality, and operating costs.
“Centerra’s leadership in our idle reduction and hybrid purchase programs proved to be the catalyst in this prestigious award. It’s through programs like this, that we are able to do our small part in reducing emissions and providing cleaner air for our citizens, employers, and visitors to the City of Carrollton,” said Carrollton Fleet and Facilities Director Carl W. Shelton.
This award recognizes significant progress in the long-term implementation of the City of Carrollton Environmental Policy. It demonstrates the City’s commitment to responsible and strategic use of resources by preventing pollution and conserving energy.
For more information regarding the City of Carrollton, visit cityofcarrollton.com.