PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

5/10/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:051018B
Subject:
City of Long Beach Fleet Receives 2018 Advanced Clean Transportation Expo Fleet Award
Contact:
Dan Berlenbach, Manager
Fleet Services Bureau
Department of Financial Management
562.570.5401
Dan.Berlenbach@longbeach.gov





The City of Long Beach Fleet Services Bureau has received the 2018 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo Fleet Award in the category of “In It for the Long Haul.” This award honors organizations that have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to sustainable transportation, often pioneers in their respective fields. Finalists in this category included the City of New York Sanitation Department, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro), and Verizon.

“Our city is honored to be recognized with this prestigious award for our Green Fleet Program,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We are always seeking new ways to become a more sustainability city, and alternative fuel use is just one of the many initiatives we have implemented.”

The ACT Expo is North America’s largest advanced clean transportation event. The ACT Expo Fleet Awards are the ultimate recognition of fleet operators who show true leadership in sustainable transportation—having gone above and beyond what has been required to achieve sustainability in their transportation operations.

The City of Long Beach was recognized for its comprehensive Green Fleet Program that prioritizes alternative fuel use and operates a mix of vehicles including hybrid-electric, compressed natural gas/liquified natural gas, renewable natural gas, and battery electric. Long Beach also recently received the Green California Summit Leadership Award for “Sustainable Community.” Fleet Services ranked 10th in the nation in the 2017 Leading Fleets competition and holds a top-tier accreditation from the NAFA Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program.

About Fleet Services Bureau

The purpose of the Fleet Services Bureau is to provide vehicle and equipment acquisitions, preventive maintenance, repair and fueling services to City departments so they can have safe, reliable, cost effective equipment and vehicles to accomplish their operational goals and purpose. The Towing Operations and Lien Sales Division is responsible for providing tow response, roadside assistance, and unclaimed vehicle disposition.

About Financial Management

The Department of Financial Management oversees the financial and fleet services operations of the City, and serves as a financial adviser to the City Manager and City Council. It is the mission of Financial Management to keep the City financially strong. The Financial Management department is organized into seven bureaus: Accounting, Budgeting, Business Services, Commercial Services, Financial Controls, Fleet Services, and Treasury. To learn more about Financial Management, visit: www.longbeach.gov/finance.