The Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition celebrated the achievements of 24 local fleets at its annual Fleet Recognition Awards, honoring their commitment to reducing petroleum use and improving air quality. The winners, comprising seven Gold, nine Silver, and eight Bronze recipients, were judged based on their contributions outlined in the DFW Clean Cities Annual Survey.
Dallas claimed the top spot with a remarkable score of 79 points out of a possible 100. Gold Level recognition, requiring 50 or more points, was awarded to entities such as Dallas Area Rapid Transit (for the fifth consecutive year), the cities of Carrollton, Dallas, Lewisville, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, the Town of Flower Mound, and the City of Frisco.
Silver Level status, requiring 40-49 points, was achieved by the cities of Arlington, Denton, Grand Prairie, Irving, Mesquite, North Richland Hills, Southlake, Denton County, and Trinity Metro. Irving, in particular, earned Silver status for the sixth consecutive year.
Bronze Level recognition, requiring 30-39 points, was conferred upon the Town of Addison, the cities of Coppell, Grapevine, Richardson, and Watauga, along with Tarrant County, Bimbo Bakeries, and Weatherford College.
The collective efforts of these fleets resulted in a regional reduction of approximately 30 million gallons of gasoline and 176,226 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. This surpasses the reduction targets set by the U.S. Department of Energy for both categories. In total, 52 Dallas-Fort Worth area fleets reported their activities.
Furthermore, the DFW Clean Cities recognized six Shining Stars for their outstanding contributions in reducing nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, improving efficiency, and adopting alternative fuels. Southlake and Addison showcased exceptional efficiency strategies, while Irving and Grand Prairie were acknowledged as alternative fuel champions. Denton County and Carrollton received the Rising Star Award for their progress in reducing nitrogen oxides and particulate matter. Fort Worth was commended for adopting the Clean Fleet Policy for the first time.
Thirteen fleets were also honored for a decade of consistent reporting, including Addison, Benbrook, Dallas, DART, Denton, Denton County, DFW Airport, Flower Mound, McKinney, Plano, Richardson, Southlake, and Tarrant County.
DFW Clean Cities is a locally based, public-private partnership that seeks to advance energy security, protect environmental and public health, and stimulate economic development by promoting practices and decisions to reduce transportation energy impacts and improve air quality, primarily in the transportation sector. For more information on DFW Clean Cities, visit www.dfwcleancities.org.