Arlington Third-Time Recipient of Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition’s Fleet Recognition Award
By Office of Communication
Posted on November 02, 2022, November 02, 2022

Electric vehicles

The City of Arlington was awarded Silver status from the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition in recognition of its contributions to reduce petroleum use and improve air quality.

The City’s fleet currently includes eight electric vehicles, which are used by various departments. Additionally, Arlington installed electric vehicle charging stations for these fleet vehicles at strategic locations throughout the city thanks to two Texas Commission on Environmental Quality grants.

 Awards were presented based on entities’ scores on the DFW Clean Cities Annual Survey. The points include 55 from emissions reduction, 25 from fuel consumption reduction, and 20 from partnering with DFWCC. Gold Level status required 45-100 points; Silver Level status required 34-44; and Bronze Level status required 28-34. The 2022 winners were significant in helping the region reduce 24.2 million gallons of gasoline equivalent and 118,555 tons of greenhouse emissions.

 The Clean Cities initiative is a locally based, public-private partnership that promotes practices and decisions to reduce energy use and improve air quality in the transportation sector. Clean Cities has a goal of reducing the equivalent of more than 20 million gallons of gasoline by using alternative fuel vehicles, reducing idling and saving fuel through other best practices. The annual survey helps track that progress. For more information, visit

 The City of Arlington was awarded Bronze status in 2020 and 2021.

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments

 NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions.

 NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 238 member governments including 16 counties, 169 cities, 22 school districts, and 31 special districts. For more information on the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit

 About the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition

 In 1995, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Clean Cities became one of the first Clean Cities coalitions under the Energy Policy Act’s provision for an organization that promotes the use of alternative fuels to lessen America’s dependence on foreign sources of petroleum. Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities is a locally based, public/private partnership that seeks to advance energy security, protect environmental and public health, and stimulate economic development by promoting practices and decisions to reduce transportation energy impacts and improve air quality, primarily in the transportation sector.

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