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Caltrans to Cut Fleet Pollution 20% by 2020

April 20, 2015

Photo courtesy of Verizon Networkfleet.
Photo courtesy of Verizon Networkfleet.

Caltrans has set a goal to reduce emissions caused by its operations, including its fleet, by 20% during the decade ending in 2020, the state agency has announced.

The goal came in the transportation agency's Strategic Management Plan: 2015-2020, which was released April 16.

Caltrans has set the goal of reducing air pollution caused by its "internal operational pollutants" by 15% by the end of 2015 and 20% by the end of 2020 from 2010 levels, according to the plan. The reductions line up with goals set in a 2012 executive order from Gov. Jerry Brown.

The strategic plan lays out broad-based operating goals for Caltrans rather than focusing narrowly on fleet operations.

Caltrans is using telematics to reduce fuel use, which would play into the agency's emissions-reduction goal. The agency began equipping its fleet of 7,500 sedans, trucks, snowplows, and portable signs in late 2014.

Read the full plan here.

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