Fleet Division Purchases Natural Gas Vehicles
The City of San Bernardino Fleet Division continues its efforts to help reduce the amount of air pollution within the South Coast Air Basin by having recently purchased 12 LNG (liquid natural gas) refuse vehicles. These clean-fueled vehicles will greatly reduce the emissions in comparison to those produced by the older diesel powered vehicles they have replaced. These vehicles were partially funded through monies from an M.S.R.C. (Mobile Source Air Pollution Review Committee) grant, which provides funds to help pay the additional costs of these clean fuel models. These new purchases bring the City's Heavy Duty Fleet up to 52 Natural Gas Vehicles.
The City of San Bernardino has its new LNG/CNG fueling station operational. This fueling station was funded through various state and federal grants and the CNG portion is open to the public.
The City of San Bernardino's Public Works Fleet Division will continue to investigate means to reduce the air pollution in the South Coast Air Basin where our residents reside.
Fleet Division Receives "Green Shop" Award 2004
The City's Fleet Division was presented the prestigious State of California Model Pollution Prevention Shop Award (Award) by the Office of Pollution Prevention and Technology Development at the San Bernardino City Council Meeting on November 1, 2004. The City's Fleet Division is the first in San Bernardino County to become a certified "Green Shop", and is one of only four cities in the State to achieve the recognition.
The year-long process to become certified as a Model Pollution Prevention repair facility started with identifying possible sources of pollution and selection of alternative practices that reduced hazardous waste use. The reduction of hazardous materials usage has additionally improved the work environment for the employees by reducing their exposure to hazardous chemicals. The Award is a reflection of the commitment of the Fleet employees and sets the industry standard for taking responsibility to improve the environment.