The Port Authority’s continued investment in one of the nation’s greenest vehicle fleets has earned the agency another award. In April, the agency made Government Fleet magazine’s 2015 list of 50 Leading Fleets. Inclusion on the 2015 list marks the second year in a row that the Port Authority has been so honored.
Initiated in 2014 and sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, the Leading Fleets award recognizes operations that are performing at a high level, particularly in fleet leadership, competitiveness and efficiency, future planning, and overcoming challenges.
The 50 Leading Fleets represent the best in the industry and the Port Authority fleet has received this award for the second consecutive year. Co-recipients of the award included the New York City Police Department, City of Tacoma, City of Beverly Hills, City of Houston, and the Government of Sarasota County.
In May 2014, the Port Authority received green fleet certification from the Empire Clean Cities Coalition, at the group’s 6th annual stakeholder meeting at the Queens Museum. The Empire Green Fleets (EGF) program analyzed equipment and fuel-use data from various fleets, leading to the presentation of the Empire Green Fleet Certification Award to the Port Authority for significantly reducing its vehicles’ emissions and increasing fuel efficiency.
In 2014, the Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners approved a $28 million investment toward the purchase of more than 200 green vehicles. This program brought the number of alternative-fuel, environmentally friendly cars and trucks to approximately 85 percent of the agency’s entire fleet.
For more information regarding the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Environmental Initiatives and Sustainability Policy, visit www.panynj.gov.