NAFA Fleet Management Association, the world’s largest membership association for organizational leaders who manage vehicular fleets for their employers, has recognized the Alameda County General Services Agency (GSA) fleet with a Green Fleet Award for its “groundbreaking and inventive green initiatives.” The GSA’s fleet was ranked second in the nation on NAFA’s 2023 list of Top Green Fleets.
Now in their 16th year, the Green Fleet Awards recognize top-performing fleet sustainability efforts and honor organizations that are working to have a positive impact on the environment.
The GSA’s fleet includes more than 300 gas/electric hybrid vehicles, more than 80 electric vehicles, and eight all-electric messenger vans. More than 75% of motor pool vehicles (which are shared by employees for work-related travel) are hybrid or electric vehicles. The GSA’s Clean Commute initiatives help Alameda County employees find sustainable ways to get around and reduce solo car trips by encouraging them to commute by bike, BART, carpool, and foot, as well as by allowing employees to work remotely when possible.
“Being named No. 2 in the nation and No. 1 in California is a major achievement for the Alameda County GSA’s fleet,” says Arian Bryant, Alameda County Transportation and Parking Manager. “We are very proud of our efforts to reduce gridlock in Alameda County, improve air quality, and reduce greenhouse emissions — and being recognized by the Green Fleet Awards is great motivation to work even harder in this area.”
By working to take cars off the road, the Alameda County GSA is contributing to cleaner air, a greener community, and less traffic! For this reason, many Alameda County shuttle services between select BART stations and County buildings are available to the general public, free of charge — explore shuttle routes and schedules, and be a part of the GSA’s commitment to green energy.