nctcog logo
 
transportation label

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

nctcog logo
DFW Clean Cities logo


 

DFW Clean Cities Recognizes
Leaders in Fuel Efficiency

 Winners contribute to savings of over 25 million gallons of gas in 2016

Jan. 11, 2018 (Arlington, Texas) – Public-sector fleets are taking steps toward cleaner, more efficient operations, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition is highlighting the efforts of many of the top performers.

DFW Clean Cities recently recognized 19 partners for their work to embrace alternatives to traditional gasoline as part of the third annual Fleet Recognition Awards. Three levels of awards – Gold, Silver and Bronze – were possible.

 

The cities of Carrolton, Denton, Euless, Grapevine, Lancaster, Richardson and Southlake, as well as the Town of Addison, earned Silver awards.

 

​Eleven entities, the cities of Allen, Coppell, Fort Worth, Lewisville, North Richland Hills, Plano, Rockwall and Wylie, along with Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Denton ISD, and the Town of Flower Mound, were awarded Bronze status.

 

Participating governing bodies were required to provide information on their progress via the DFW Clean Cities Annual Report. Entities were scored on a 100-point scale based on their work to embrace clean vehicle technologies, partner with the North Central Texas Council of Governments and DFW Clean Cities, and educate their drivers. A maximum of 30 points were awarded for emissions reduction, 30 for fuel consumption, 20 for partnering with NCTCOG and DFWCC, and 20 for educating drivers and operators.

 

Fleets earning Silver status scored 70-84 points, while Bronze winners received 55-69 points. There were no Gold awardees in Dallas-Fort Worth. 

 

The winners contributed to the region-wide reduction of more than 25 million gallons of gasoline in 2016, which represented the largest savings on record. Alternative fuel vehicles accounted for the vast majority of gallons (97 percent) and greenhouse gas emissions (75 percent) reduced, according to the report. Other contributors were: electric and plug-in vehicles, improvements to fuel economy, hybrids, idle reduction, off-road vehicles and a reduction in vehicle miles traveled.

 

Recognized winners can now advertise their accomplishments with window stickers for their fleets’ vehicles, while their websites display electronic versions advertising Silver or Bronze status.

 

For information on how your fleet may qualify for recognition, visit www.dfwcleancities.org.

 

 

 

 

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:

NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication and make joint decisions.

NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 238 member governments including 16 counties, 170 cities, 24 school districts and 30 special districts. For more information on the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit  www.nctcog.org/trans.

For more news from the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans/outreach/media.

 

 

About Clean Cities:

 

In 1995, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Clean Cities became one of the first Clean Cities under the Energy Policy Act’s provision for an organization that promotes the use of alternative fuels to lessen America’s dependence on foreign sources of petroleum. Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities is a locally-based, public/private partnership that seeks to advance energy security, protect environmental and public health, and stimulate economic development by promoting practices and decisions to reduce petroleum consumption and improve air quality, primarily in the transportation sector.

 

 

 

   Contact:


Brian Wilson
Phone: (817) 704-2511
Email: bwilson@nctcog.org

 

Bailey Muller
Phone: (817) 695-9299
bmuller@nctcog.org

# # #

 

4/27/2018  03/17/2009 JS %Trans

 CONTACT US | SITE MAP | LEGAL | SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Find Us on Facebook  Follow Us on Twitter  Tubin with the COG Trans  Grammin with CogTrans
 North Central Texas Council of Governments | 616 Six Flags Drive P.O. Box 5888 Arlington, TX 76005-5888
 Main Operator: (817) 640-3300 | Fax: (817) 640-7806