Clean Air Excellence Awards
Transportation Efficiency Innovations Award
Fleet Hybrid Electric and All Electric Vehicle Program
County of Sonoma Fleet Operations
The County of Sonoma has been a leader in transportation-related emission reductions in California for more than 24 years. Starting in 1990, the County tested a prototype all-electric van in a fleet environment. In 2006, the County adopted a Climate Protection Action Plan that established a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its on-road fleet by 20% before the end of 2010. The target was more aggressive than the State of California's AB 32 Global Warming Solutions Act of the same year with a compliance date 10 years sooner than the state. Fleet related GHG emissions have been reduced by over 1,815 tons even though overall vehicle miles traveled increased by 10 million miles during the last 11 of 13 years. Read more
The Transportation Efficiency Innovations Award applies to programs and projects that make transportation systems more efficient and reduce air pollution in the process. In addition to the general criteria, the following criteria will be used in assessing each entry:
Transportation Efficiency Innovations Award Criteria
- The project or program increases the number of available transportation options, improves transportation efficiency (e.g., fewer vehicles miles traveled or better fuel consumption), and/or reduces travel time and costs, with the result of improving air quality.
- Development of the project or program is completed or substantially underway.