Future Strategies
The Team next identified potential future projects,
programs, and strategies to achieve further
reductions. In the prioritized ranking of projects, 9 of
the top 34 were generated by the Fleet Team.
Rank
Top Proposed Future Strategies – FLEET Team
#2
Consolidate Collection of
Recyclables and Outdoor Solid
Waste from City Parks
Pick up recyclables and waste from Parks in same trip
(
Business
Case Evaluation conducted for this strategy)
#8
Fleet Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Continue to replace fleet with alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles
#21
Change Fuel for SWS Trucks
Replace full diesel with hydraulic hybrid trucks
#22
Reduced Vehicle Speed Policy
Set maximum speed allowed in City-owned vehicles to reduce fuel
usage and increase safety
#23
SWS Propane Usage
Use of propane in various equipment within SWS
#24
Fleet Propane Usage
Use of propane in various equipment within Fleet
#27
Vehicle GPS
Measure and report idle-time, miles driven, speed, etc; with policy to
stay below established parameters
#29
Transit Bus GPS
Measure and report idle-time, miles driven, speed, etc; with policy to
stay below established parameters; City buses are already equipped
with GPS equipment
#33
Mower Alternative Fuel Usage
Use of natural gas/propane in large capacity mowers
1
7
Propane Works to Protect and Serve
In August 2011, the City retrofitted ten police cars with duel fuels,
utilizing both gasoline and propane. In 2012, after positive response
from officers, ten additional police cars were retrofitted, as well.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, propane can provide
lower maintenance costs, higher octane rating, and lower emissions.
The cost of propane is significantly lower than gasoline, saving the City
over $20,000 in the first year of use. These vehicles were driven over
164,000
miles, using less than 22,600 gallons of propane and displacing
over 20,300 gallons of gasoline.