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Tacoma Receives Top 50 Green Fleet Ranking

Tacoma Receives Top 50 Green Fleet Ranking

October 9, 2013



Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5160
Carrie McCausland, Media and Communications, cmccausland@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005


Tacoma Receives Top 50 Green Fleet Ranking


Last week, the City of Tacoma achieved a green fleet ranking of 36th in the nation. The Government Green Fleet Award uses comprehensive criteria tailored to the challenges and requirements of a government fleet to make its assessment.


The ranking looks at operational numbers as well as qualitative efforts. They asses the ratio of gas/diesel fuel vehicles to hybrid, electric and alternative fuel vehicles; use ratios of gas/diesel fuels to alternative bio-diesel, ethanol, propane and compressed natural gas fuels; and fleet utilization, such as purchasing smaller and fewer vehicles. The ranking also assesses a fleet’s efforts to plan its future environmental role, educate staff on the latest green technologies, involve leaders and employees in their programs, and implement other environmental sustainability efforts.

The ranking and ranking criteria are selected and compiled by the 100 Best Fleets program and Government Fleet Magazine using hundreds of sources in green fleet planning and methodology. The intent is to serve as an assessment for furthering green fleet programs, in addition to the yearly award. This is the first year that the City Fleet Division has entered the Top Government Green Fleet award competition.

Earlier in 2013, the City of Tacoma’s fleet was also awarded one of the Top 100 Best Government Fleets, ranked at 26.