Carrollton Receives Clean Cities Silver Fleet Recognition Award
The City of Carrollton was one of 11 cities to be named a 2019 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.
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 and subsequently, improves air quality. Winners contributed to reducing 23,243,022 gallons of petroleum, 753,602 pounds of ozone-forming nitrogen oxides (NOx), and 41,493 tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2019.
“Through our partnership with Vector Fleet Management, the City of Carrollton maintains its position as one of DFW’s leaders in the conservation of energy and the prevention of pollution,” Carrollton Fleet and Facilities Director Dwayne Bianco said. “The City strives to continually improve emissions controls for our citizens and local employers.”
The City of Carrollton outsourced its fleet operation 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.
The Silver Fleet award recognizes significant progress in the long-term implementation of the City of Carrollton’s environmental policy. The achievement demonstrates the City’s commitment to responsible and strategic use of resources through education, prevention, conservation, and reduction.
Participating fleets are required to provide details on their move toward cleaner operations, including using alternative fuel vehicles, reducing idling, or using technology to improve the efficiency of operations. 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. Gold Level status requires 85-100 points; Silver Level status requires 55-84 points; and Bronze Level status requires 40-54 points. The DFWCC then presents the collected data in an annual report that is shared with the DOE to document progress.
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