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City gives green light to 'green fleet'

March 08, 2011
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Minneapolis is giving the green light to a "green fleet" policy that aims to help the city meet its goals of increasing sustainability and reducing cost to taxpayers, according to KMFD-TV.

"This policy has prioritized saving money and cleaning the air," said Councilmember Sandy Colvin Roy, chair of the City Council''s Transportation and Public Works Committee.

"We''re using fewer vehicles in smarter ways while taking advantage of advances in technology," Roy added.

The policy has already helped the city to reduce fuel consumption in city vehicles by six percent, reduce the fleet by 75 vehicles and transition into alternative or hybrid vehicles, the article stated.

Minneapolis also retrofitted 57 plows and fire trucks to reduce air emissions using federal grant monies, the article noted.

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