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GreenStep City Best Practices Transportation

Efficient City Fleets
no. 13

Implement a city fleet investment, operations and maintenance plan.
benefits  
 
Optional for category A, B and C cities
Category B and C cities that choose to implement this best practice are recognized upon completion of at least one action.

Category A cities that choose to implement this best practice are recognized upon completion of at least two actions.
summary
Whether a city - or other taxpayer-funded entity such as a park or school district - leases or owns vehicles, or contracts for vehicle services such as road grading, planned actions can cut costs per taxpayer and cut total mobility costs and carbon emissions per employee.
greenstep advisor
Fran Crotty, Electric Vehicle State Program Administrator, MN Pollution Control Agency: 651/757-2297, fran.crotty@state.mn.us
connection to state Policy

Minnesota’s goal is to transition 30% of total gasoline used in the state to biofuels by 2025. City fleets may want to consider the fleet goals for agencies of the State of MN (set in 2009):
  • Use vehicles with fuel efficiency ratings that exceed 30 miles per gallon for city usage or 35 miles per gallon for highway usage.
  • Reduce the use of petroleum-based diesel fuel in on-road vehicles owned by state departments by 10% by 2010 and by 25% by 2015, using 2005 as a baseline.
  • Reduce the use of gasoline in on-road vehicles owned by the state departments by 25% by 2010 and by 50% by 2015, using 2005 as a baseline.