APRIL 2011

Miami-Dade County commended

Miami-Dade County received a “Champion for Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Alternative Fuels Award” from the Florida Gold Coast Clean Cities Coalition.

The award was given for several County initiatives related to the use of alternative fuels and the vehicles that use them, including biodiesel and a variety of hybrid vehicles.

The award was presented to Miami-Dade County for:

  • Use of a five percent biodiesel blend across the county fleet since April 2009;
  • 457 hybrid electric vehicles in the county fleet;
  • 38 diesel-electric hybrid buses in use; and
  • 6 hybrid hydraulic waste collection vehicles in use.