Carrollton Receives Clean Cities 2017 Silver Fleet Recognition Award
The City of Carrollton was one of eight cities to be named a 2017 Silver Fleet award winner by the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities (DFWCC) Coalition for its contributions and efforts in going the extra mile to reduce petroleum consumption and improve the air citizens breathe. This is Carrollton’s second year in a row to receive the award.
DFW 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. Fleets earning Silver status scored 70-84 points, while Bronze winners received 55-69 points. There have been no Gold winners to date.
The City of Carrollton outsourced its fleet operation to Centerra in 2010 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 Fleet Services has continued to keep the City of Carrollton as one of the DFW Metroplex leaders in the conservation of energy and the prevention of pollution,” said Carrollton Fleet and Facilities Director Dwayne Bianco. “Through our partnership with them, we hope to continue to improve our emissions controls for our citizens and local employers.”
This award recognizes significant progress in the long-term implementation of the City of Carrollton’s Environmental Policy. It demonstrates the City’s commitment to responsible and strategic use of resources by preventing pollution and conserving energy.
For more information on the City of Carrollton, visit cityofcarrollton.com.