Tulsa's green fleet recognized in competition

Published on NewsOK Modified: October 9, 2013 at 2:57 am •  Published: October 9, 2013

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa's green fleet has placed among the top 50 cities in the country in a government competition.

Oklahoma's second-largest city came in at No. 29 at the Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix.

The competition judged about 25 criteria, including the number of dedicated alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles, the amount of alternative fuels used each year and emissions reductions, among other factors.

In 2012, the city's Equipment Management Department opened two new compressed natural gas stations. One of the new stations is a CNG time-fill fueling station for city green waste collection trucks. The other is a public-only CNG fast-fill fueling station.

Mayor Dewey Bartlett says the recognition rewards the city's efforts to right-size its fleet while increasing the number of CNG and hybrid vehicles.