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February 27, 2012

Mayor Vincent C. Gray Announces Acquisition of Multiple Alternative Fuel Vehicles for District Fleet 

New Vehicles Will Be Used For Trash Collection, Street Sweeping, Snow Removal

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WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray, US Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Shawn Garvin, DC Department of Public Works (DPW) Director William O. Howland, Jr. and DC Department of the Environment (DDOE) Director Christophe A.G. Tulou will announce the acquisition of 10 alternative fuel vehicles to be used to deliver DC government services. The District used federal stimulus funds for the acquisition.

WHEN: 9:30 am
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

WHERE: DPW Fleet Management Campus
Customer Service Lot
1833 West Virginia Avenue, NE

BACKGROUND: Mayor Gray’s Sustainable DC initiative to make the District the most livable and sustainable city in the world includes efforts to reduce pollutants and emissions through the use of alternative fuel vehicles (or AFVs). The District’s fleet is a leader in the use of AFVs. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (commonly known as the stimulus), along with the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, enabled the latest expansion of the District’s alternative-fuel fleet. The vehicles were purchased in consultation with DDOE.