The Transportation Program Area addresses vehicle fleet management which includes optimizing vehicle maintenance operations, biofuels, pollution prevention tools and techniques including disposal of used oil, and transportation of freight, cargo and household goods. Additionally included are links to software and databases that can model engine effectiveness and demonstrate appropriate pollution prevention techniques.
The Implementing Instructions for EO 13834, issued April 2019, provides instructions to Federal agencies regarding the implementation of EO 13834 including agency planning, reporting requirements, and accountability. Note that in these implementing instructions, the terms "must" and "shall" convey statutory or regulatory requirements; "instruct" conveys directions to implement EO 13834; "should" or "may" convey recommended best practices for efficient and effective implementation (Section 1, para B.)
In relation to Transportation, the implementing instructions define the applicable Progress Metrics as follow.
- Reduction in petroleum consumption; and
- Increase in alternative fuel consumption.
- Achieved 20 percent petroleum reduction relative to FY 2005 and demonstrate annual progress each fiscal year.
- Agencies will identify targets for petroleum reduction and alternative fuel increase for the next fiscal year in annual Sustainability Plans.
As part of a comprehensive strategy to comply with statutory mandates while improving overall fleet efficiency, reducing costs, and meeting mission requirements, agencies should identify and implement strategies to:
- 1. Right-size the fleet;
- 2. Reduce vehicle miles traveled;
- 3. Replace inefficient vehicles with more fuel efficient vehicles; and
- 4. Align deployment of alternative fuel vehicles with fueling infrastructure.
Federal fleet management includes meeting the following acquisition goals where applicable:
- At least 75 percent of light-duty vehicle (LDV) acquisitions by covered Federal fleets located in metropolitan statistical areas (as defined by 42 U.S.C. § 13212)must be alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs,) which include flex-fuel, electric, plug-in hybrid electric, compressed natural gas, low GHG-emitting, liquefied petroleum gas, liquefied natural gas, and fuel- cell vehicles.
- All light-duty vehicles and medium-duty passenger vehicles acquired by agencies must be low GHG-emitting vehicles unless they qualify for a functional needs exemption or the agency reduces emissions through alternative measures (42 U.S.C. § 13212(f)).
Federal fleet management also includes meeting the following fuel management/reduction goals:
- Agencies must reduce annual petroleum consumption by 20 percent by 2015 and increase alternative fuel use by 10 percent annually, relative to a FY 2005 baseline (42 U.S.C. § 6374e(a)(2)).
- Federal fleet dual-fueled AFVs must use alternative fuel only, unless granted a waiver by DOE (referred to as "Section 701" waiver under EPAct 2005) (42 U.S.C. § 6374(a)(3)(E)).
- Every Federal fueling center without renewable fuel availability must install a renewable fuel pump (42 U.S.C. § 17053).
Agencies are required to conduct a study of all their fleet vehicles (vehicle allocation methodology or VAM) at least once every five years to identify opportunities to eliminate unnecessary vehicles, right-size vehicles for their mission, and deploy AFVs effectively (see GSA FMR Bulletin B-43). Agencies are encouraged to conduct a VAM study more frequently if the agency's mission or resource requirements change.
Agencies should ensure that their law enforcement (LE) and emergency vehicles are the smallest, most fuel efficient, and least GHG-emitting vehicles necessary to execute mission requirements (GSA FMR Bulletin B-33).
In order to measure performance on efficient fleet management, agency progress will be assessed based on the statutory requirement for petroleum reduction. Data points to be tracked to inform effective management currently include percentage increase in alternative fuel, alternative fuel as a percentage of total covered fuel consumption, compliance with statutory minimums for alternative fuel vehicle acquisitions, and annual progress on fleet-wide miles per gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) of petroleum fuels. Data for these indicators are obtained through the Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST)) and require no additional reporting. Note that the data entered into FAST includes the percentage of diesel used in B20 or any renewable diesel blends.
Agencies are also required to use a fleet management information system (FMIS) which provides agencies the ability to identify, collect, and analyze motor vehicle data and capture all costs incurred during the motor vehicle life cycle. FMIS also facilitates asset-level data (ALD) management and serves as a critical tool for controlling costs, establishing utilization criteria, and ensuring effective fleet resource management. Agencies should ensure all ALD collected through the agency FMIS is accurate and complete. Agencies that do not have an existing, compliant agency FMIS or motor pool management tool should use GSA's Federal Fleet Management System (FedFMS).
To the maximum extent practicable, and where life cycle cost-effective, agencies should adopt technology-based hardware tools to collect and record vehicle operational data. Agencies should use telematics to promote efficient driving, automate reporting to FMIS, assist in mandatory FAST reporting, and factor geolocation data into their vehicle allocation methodology (VAM) processes. Adoption of telematics will increase savings by providing information to reduce fleet size, fuel use, misuse of vehicles, and unnecessary or insufficient maintenance.
Agencies will annually report vehicle and fleet data through FAST [and will identify yearly targets for progress on petroleum reduction and alternative fuel use in their Sustainability Plans, in accordance with annual instructions. To assist with effective program management, data points tracked as indicators currently include:
Alternative fuel increase: 10 percent annual increase from FY 2005 baseline.
Alternative fuel as a percentage of total covered fuel consumption.
AFV acquisitions as a percentage of vehicle acquisitions.
Fleet-wide miles per gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) of petroleum fuels.
Links to statutory requirements, reporting mechanisms, and additional CEQ guidance is provided below. Please use the links to quickly jump to the information area needed or scroll down to view all items.
This act was signed into law on August 8, 2005. the Act contains a multitude of provisions covering energy production, distribution, storage, efficiency, conservation, and research. The Act requires efficiency standards for certain large appliances and extends Daylight Saving Time to reduce consumption. It provides funding to improve efficiency in low-income housing and expands the Energy Star program. It also requires the federal government to increase the efficiency of its buildings and vehicles and provides tax credits for certain energy efficient purchases or improvements. Other topic of note are: renewable energy, expanding of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, fuel production access in federal lands, the banning of drilling in the Great Lakes, electricity reliability, hydrogen vehicles, vehicle efficiency and alternative fuels, ethanol and motor fuels.
The 1990 Pollution Prevention Act focused industry, government, and public attention on reducing the amount of pollution through cost-effective changes in production, operation, and raw materials use. Opportunities for source reduction are often not realized because of existing regulations, and the industrial resources required for compliance, focus on treatment and disposal. Source reduction is fundamentally different and more desirable than waste management or pollution control.
Signed on August 10, 2005 SAFETEA-LU authorizes the Federal surface transportation programs for highways, highway safety, and transit for the 5-yr period 2005-2009.
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It is the policy of the United States that agencies shall meet such statutory requirements in a manner that increases efficiency, optimizes performance, eliminates unnecessary use of resources, and protects the environment. In implementing this policy, each agency shall prioritize actions that reduce waste, cut costs, enhance the resilience of Federal infrastructure and operations, and enable more effective accomplishment of its mission. This EO rescinds EO 13693.
These instructions issued by the Chairman of the CEQ to Federal agencies for meeting energy and environmental performance requirements in a manner that increases efficiency, optimizes performance, eliminates unnecessary use of resources, and protects the environment, as required under E.O. 13834.
This CEQ website links to relevant U.S. codes, public laws, guidance, and resources to assist agencies in implementing E.O. 13834.
Transportation Policy seeks to improve agency freight and cargo management and enhance sustainable, efficient and effective transportation operations through regulations (41 CFR 102-117, Transportation Management and 41 CFR 102-118, Transportation Payment and Audit), bulletins and transportation topic area studies.
This GSA bulletin FMR B-33 provides guidance to Executive agencies regarding the acquisition of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) for law enforcement (LE) and emergency vehicle fleets. This bulletin is effective on 15 November 2011 and will remain in effect until specifically superseded or cancelled by the GSA.
ssued June 2016 by the Office of Federal Sustainability, Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) this document provides guidance on the installation, operation, and maintenance of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging stations for privately owned PEVs in parking areas used by Federal employees and authorized users. This initial guidance, developed by CEQ in consultation with the Office of Science and Technology Policy, outlines how agencies can provide workplace charging opportunities under the FAST Act and provides an approach for a uniform fee for the use of existing and new alternating current (AC) Level 1 charging receptacles, commonly known as wall outlets, for the purposes of seeking reimbursement under the FAST Act. This guidance applies to Federal buildings not under the jurisdiction, custody, or control of the GSA.
This guidance outlines how Federal agencies can take advantage of workplace charging opportunities under the FAST Act, and provides an approach for a uniform fee for the use of existing and new hard-wired electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) with cordsets including alternating current (AC) Level 1 EVSE, AC Level 2 EVSE, or direct current fast chargers (DCFC), for the purposes of seeking reimbursement under the FAST Act. The document also describes how Federal agency Chief Sustainability Officers should coordinate with Federal agency fleet managers to report annually on the implementation of workplace charging in the Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST). The guidance is effective 19 October 2016.
This document (EPA420-F-07-041a, August 2007) was prepared by EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) in response to questions about the implementation of the RFS Program. The RFS Program went into effect on September 1, 2007. This document will be periodically updated.
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The official publication of Clean Cities, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy's FreedomCar and Vehicle Technology Program, designed to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by advancing the use of alternative fuel vehicles, idle reduction technologies, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel blends, and fuel economy.
This is a semiannual electronic newsletter that provides fleet managers and stakeholders with updates about the State and Alternative Fuel Provider Fleet Program and the Energy Policy Act (EPAct).
A publication devoted to providing news and information about tire and rubber recycling.
Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) The AFDC provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decision makers find ways to reduce petroleum consumption through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures.
Sponsored by the U.S. DOT, the clearinghouse is designed as a one-stop source of information on transportation and climate change issues. It includes information on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, analytic methods and tools, GHG reduction strategies, potential impacts of climate change on transportation infrastructure, and approaches for integrating climate change considerations into transportation decision making.
Data on this website are compiled from agencies' latest Annual Energy Data Reports and are included in the Annual Reports to Congress on Federal Government Energy Management. The website includes: data tables of federal agency energy and water consumption; interactive graphics associated with most data tables; energy costs by end-use sector and efficiency investment information; progress toward key goals outlined in the National Energy Conservation Policy Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 8253-8258); Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 15852); and historical data tables of agency energy use and costs by facility and mobility sectors by energy type beginning in fiscal year (FY) 1975.
The resource library is a collection of transportation resources (e.g., sample planning documents, design guidelines, contract guidance, manuals, planning and management toolboxes, trainings, conference presentations, reports, case studies, best practices, etc.) specific to the Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMAs). To date the resource library has more than 150 documents and trainings to choose from and continues to be populated with new resources.
An information service of the U.S. EPA dedicated to reducing and eliminating industrial pollutants through technology transfer, source reduction, education and public awareness.
ACE was formed in 1988 to bring together a wide range of groups in support of ethanol. Part of its mission is to unite agricultural producers, commodity and farm organizations, ethanol producers, rural electric cooperatives, businesses, and individuals. Its mission is to promote and expand the development of the ethanol industry.
CTR develops advanced propulsion and emissions control technologies, operates a variety of programs to overcome the technical barriers to reducing fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, evaluates the effects of federal energy and transportation policies, and examines the prospects for new transportation technologies.
USDA formed the BBCC whose goal is to carry out programs to increase the domestic research, development and commercialization of biobased industrial and commercial products.
The National Automotive Environmental Compliance Assistance Center for the automotive industry.
A voluntary, program designed to help fleets reduce their emissions and petroleum use. The program provides managers with the facts, strategies, and tools they need to overcome internal and external obstacles in their efforts to green their fleets. Evergreen Fleets Certification is a voluntary performance standard that creates an incentive for fleets to adopt more fuel-efficient practices and invest in cleaner technologies.
The Federal Fleet Policy Council (FEDFLEET) is composed of representatives and alternates from federal agencies or activities, at the national level, that manage and operate federal motor vehicle fleets. Activities of the Council are directed by an elected steering committee.
FLTI is housed within the Western Transportation Institute (WTI) at Montana State University-Bozeman (www.westerntransportationinstitute.org). The FLTI works collaboratively across all of WTI's research areas to provide implementable transportation solutions for federal and public agencies that have responsibilities related to public land management, transportation, and resource protection.
Chaired by GSA Office of Government-wide Policy, Transportation Policy Division, the Government-wide Transportation Policy Council (GTPC) is composed of representatives from federal agencies, including the Department of Defense (DOD) at the national level involved with their agencies transportation activities.
The mission of the IGPN is to: globally promote the spread of environmentally friendly product and service development and Green Purchasing activities; share information and know-how internationally on Green Purchasing and environmentally friendly products and services; and harmonize the efforts of Green Purchasing and the development of environmentally friendly products and services from a global viewpoint.
This is a not-for-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe.
The national trade association representing the biodiesel industry as the coordinating body for research and development in the United States.
Building on the successes of EPA's regulatory and voluntary efforts to reduce emissions from diesel engines, EPA has created the National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC). The Campaign will work aggressively to reduce diesel pollution across the country through the implementation of varied control strategies and the aggressive involvement of national, state and local partners. To fully address the challenges of reducing diesel emissions, the Campaign is implementing both voluntary and regulatory measures. Contact: Jim Blubaugh, phone: (202) 343-9422, email: email@example.com.
A consortium of eight regional pollution prevention information centers, funded in part through grants from EPA.
The national trade association for the U.S. ethanol industry. The RFA promotes policies, regulations and research and development initiatives that will lead to the increased production and use of fuel ethanol.
A member-based network of procurement stakeholders dedicated to improving human health and the environment through best practices, superior products, improved supply, purchasing tools, market education, peer networking.
EPA's SmartWay program provides information and tracking abilities for federal agencies sustainable transportation (freight and cargo). Agencies can download and review data on the carriers they are considering as part of their best value determination as well as obtain sustainable data information for their agencies transportation activities using SmartWay haulers. Data includes carbon accounting and reporting.
TERC is intended to help you find information on the environmental regulations that affect the transportation sector.
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GSAs next generation DDS3 facilitates Federal agencies meeting their sustainability goals. Through DDS3 GSA will work with FedEx and UPS to provide federal agencies with regular reports on the carbon footprint of their shipping. Second, in awarding the contracts GSA explicitly considered the carbon footprint of the companies' services by modeling the Social Cost of Carbon associated with each company's expected shipments under the contract. Approximately 90% of federal agencies' carbon footprint lies in the products and services they purchase, and these groundbreaking features of DDS3 pave the way toward managing these emissions (and the associated energy costs included in our contracts) through GSA's innovative partnerships with their vendors.
EPA and Department of Energy program to provide fuel economy information on vehicles. Includes information on hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles.
Each year, AFVs are bid to GSA and offered for purchase or full-service leases through GSA Automotive Vehicle Solutions site, AutoChoice.
This guide, produced by the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) covers vehicles and fuels that operate efficiently, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and increase energy security.
This guide, produced by the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) provides information and recommendations on responsible purchasing, use, and disposal of tires and wheel weights with emphasis on low rolling resistance (LRR) tires, retread tires, and lead-free wheel weights.
These awards, designated in four separate categories, are designed to recognize and honor individuals who have demonstrated exceptional skills and abilities in the Federal motor vehicle fleet management profession. The awards are named in honor of Mr. Bob Baker, a founding member of FedFleet as well as a long time fleet manager for the Navy.
FGC awards are given in two categories - data driven and narrative. Data driven awards are in the wares of Waste, Electronics, and Purchasing, Water, and Transportation. Narrative Awards are given in the categories of Innovation, Education and Outreach, and Leadership.
This award recognizes an individual or groups of individuals who through their ingenuity and dedication make significant innovations in reducing the environmental impact caused by the transportation industry. These innovative achievements may occur in motorized vehicles for land, sea, air, and space in the areas of fuels, alternative propulsion methods, fuel usage, materials, energy usage, manufacturing methods, logistics support, as well as in education, training and improving public awareness.
This approved tire list has been prepared by the Associated Consultants of Technical Services (ACTS) Inc.
for the U.S. Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM). It is prepared for Group 1, passenger car tires, Group 2, light truck tires, Group 3, medium and heavy truck/bus tires, Special Application tires and Military retread tires. Tires listed in this CATL have been tested and/or approved for procurement by U.S. Federal, State and Local Government agencies.
Developed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the guidebook addresses topics such as: air quality, coastal zone management, community impacts, floodplains, hazardous waste, brownfields, cultural resources, roadside vegetation, wetlands, water quality, drinking water, and wildlife.
Guidance on incorporating environmental considerations into purchasing.
A part of the Western Sustainability Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) website, these tips and suggestions will enable fleet managers to reduce energy consumption.
A database of success stories that feature information on niche market applications (such as airports, schools, and national parks). These stories offer an inside look at how fleets use AFVs, deal with infrastructure issues, obtain funding, and more.
Federal Agencies are mandated by the executive order and legislation to purchase alternative fuel vehicles, to increase consumption of alternative fuels, and to reduce petroleum consumption.
California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board is leading a Sustainable Freight Transport Initiative. This initiative will outline the needs and steps to transform California's freight transport system to one that is more efficient and sustainable. This strategy will be a collaborative effort with key partners in the fields of air quality, transportation and energy.
This report draws upon the knowledge, expertise, and perspectives of more than sixty transportation experts, government officials, operators, and other key stakeholders, to make recommendations for actions that they believe will make a profound contribution to the environmental sustainability of the North American transportation system. The report is issued by Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) which was established under the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC).
In the United States, transportation is the largest source of green house gas (GHG) emissions, after electricity generation. Within the transportation sector, cars and trucks account for a majority of emissions. The objective of this study is to advance the practice and application of transportation planning among state, regional, and local transportation planning agencies to successfully meet growing concerns about the relationship between transportation and climate change. This report explores the possibilities for integrating climate change considerations into long range transportation planning at state DOTs and MPOs. The report reviews the experience of a number of DOTs and metropolitan transportation plans (MPOs) that are already incorporating climate change into their transportation planning processes and identifies their successes as well as challenges faced by these agencies.
A part of the Western Sustainability Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) website, the site offers technical information on the most common alternative fuel choices.
A compilation of case studies which can be sorted by the type of fuel, type of vehicle, and how the vehicle is used to link to pertinent case studies.
This site is devoted to current and prospective federal government users of biobased products. It includes the Biobased Products Best Practices Guide, product information, and profiles of federal agencies who are successfully using biobased products.
This strategy, dated 25 September 2007, was developed to facilitate the DON goal of significantly decreasing its dependence on foreign oil. This strategy was implemented by a Department of Navy memorandum dated 7 November 2007.
This EPA page provides links to information about alternative fuel conversions, vehicle standards and regulations, emission and fuel economy test data, certification procedures, and guidance letters.
Dated February 2014, this report for the U.S. Department of Energy summarizes the lessons learned from 16 government, educational and nonprofit groups that received grants to advance the deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Participants in projects across 24 states and the District of Columbia assessed the barriers to and opportunities for PEV deployment in their regions and prepared and executed readiness plans. The report is designed to be an accessible primer to the key issues in PEV deployment and a roadmap to the detailed research, toolkits, and sample language for local policies contained in the readiness plans.
May 21, 2010, this document was prepared to assist Federal agencies in implementing Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance. This document outlines the recommended steps for cost-effective creation of a bicycle-friendly environment for employees at and visitors to Federal facilities, thereby reducing the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG). This document was developed by the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive with assistance from the Inter-Agency Task Force on Bicycling and Active Transportation.
This life cycle checklist has been developed for potential buyers to better understand and evaluate the life cycle costs of using biobased products compared to non-biobased products.
This tool enables drivers to find the five closest biodiesel, electricity, E85 (ethanol), hydrogen, natural gas, and propane fueling sites. This convenient tool uses well-known, easy-to-navigate Google Maps to automatically generate maps to fueling sites and lists each station's contact information and business hours. Detailed driving directions and an instant phone connection to the station can all be accessed.
Revised in November 2003, this document from the Joint P2 Library discusses the recycling of spent antifreeze solutions as a viable alternative to disposal.
New technologies now commercially available in 2007 will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from car and truck air conditioning systems. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Mobile Air Conditioning Climate Protection Partnership helped developed these advances. The new technologies will help reduce emissions by 1 million metric tons of carbon equivalent from current levels, the equivalent of the annual emissions from more than 650,000 cars.
The collection of fact sheets on biobased products in the Joint Pollution Prevention Library.
DSCR offers re-refined motor oil in two distinct ways. The Closed Loop program includes delivery of re-refined oil and pick-up of used oil up to 120% of the amount of oil purchased for the same price. Used oil in excess of 120% of that which was purchased under the program may be removed for a fee of $.20 per gallon. Totals will be calculated on a yearly basis. Closed Loop service is limited to the continental United States (CONUS.) The Basic program consists of standard one-way delivery of re-refined motor oil to any location worldwide, including CONUS. POC is Pirom Srinual, (804) 279-2425, Pirom.Srinual@dla.mil.
A non-profit organization dedicated to offering the public community-specific resources to improve their quality of life. Information can be found about your community-specific recycling centers, green shopping opportunities, energy conservation strategies, household hazardous waste storage and handling, environmental education, local composting, and many other resources
Use this guide to choose the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets your needs.
Revised in November 2003, this document from the Joint P2 Library discusses alternatives to replace Chlorofluorocarbon-12 (CFC-12).
A series of fact sheets that provide complete environmental, technical and economic evaluations of the top Pollution Prevention "fixes" for auto repair and fleet maintenance operations.
Developed by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, the site presents pollution prevention strategies and best management practices to help in reducing smog forming air emissions, reducing and properly managing hazardous waste, and eliminating contaminated storm water releases.
Revised in May 2003, this document from the Joint P2 Library discusses an alternative to the disposal of industrial wipe rags as hazardous/solid waste disposal, the cleaning of such rags using a conventional hot-water laundry, or the use of a commercial rag cleaning service.
Produced by the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN), this guide covers vehicles and fuels that operate efficiently, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and increase energy security.
Produced by the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN), this Guide provides information and recommendations on responsible purchasing, use, and disposal of tires and wheel weights with emphasis on low rolling resistance (LRR) tires, retread tires, and lead-free wheel weights.
A part of the Joint Services Pollution Prevention Library, this site provides links to fact sheets, process alternatives, and solvent alternatives.
Developed by EPA Region 5 and the state of Illinois, the guidebook targets tire manufacturers, state and local government, regulators, auto recyclers and collectors. It includes information on example scrap tire cleanup programs, legal considerations and property issues, cost recovery, local and regional markets for scrap tires, cleanup planning, selecting contractors, and project management.
Guidance provided by the American Petroleum Institute.
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The EPA, FEMP, and GSA presented this webinar, intended for Federal fleet managers at all levels, on successfully acquiring low greenhouse gas-emitting vehicles for Federal fleets to meet the requirements of Section 141 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA Section 141). Participants will learn about the requirements of EISA Section 141, the corresponding EPA Guidance and tools, and how to determine which vehicles qualify as low greenhouse gas-emitting vehicles. They will understand how to properly report vehicle acquisitions in the Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST). Participants will also learn about low greenhouse gas-emitting vehicles available for Federal fleets to lease or purchase through GSA.
Developed in 2010 by TRIPTAC, this introductory training webinar will describe partnerships and explain why agencies MUST partner to ensure the success of alternative transportation system (ATS) planning projects. The training will offer an exploration of the steps involved in developing partnerships, discuss the benefits of partnering, and identify the essential elements of sustaining good working relations with partners. Different public involvement mechanisms will be explored for planning and its relation to partnerships. Additionally, participants will learn ways that other land managers have been successfully partnering on ATS projects and discuss the process and benefits of putting together various partnership agreements.
Offered by FEMP, this eTraining course helps participants comply with the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) 2005 Section 701 requirement to use alternative fuel in dual-fuel vehicles. Participants will learn about the requirements of Section 701, how to identify dual-fuel vehicles, and how to locate alternative fuel stations. The course is intended for anyone with access to a Federal fleet vehicle, including drivers and fleet managers. This includes Federal personnel and contractors who may not have an assigned vehicle, or who may operate a vehicle as a minor portion of their responsibilities. Upon completion, participants will understand how using alternative fuel in their dual-fuel vehicles can help their fleets reduce petroleum consumption.
FEMP offers webinars, classroom training, and on-demand training addressing issues such as lighting, energy efficient products, fleet management, renewable energy, greenhouse gases, and water efficiency.
This course provides insight into ways to accelerate infrastructure upgrades and partner with other entities to advance the use of electric vehicles in Federal fleets.
Federal Fleet Management 101 helps Federal agencies meet Executive Order (E.O.) 13514 and other Federal fleet requirements through best practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and petroleum consumption while increasing alternative fuel use and fleet fuel efficiency. First Thursday Seminars are FEMP training opportunities targeting Federal energy, environmental, and fleet professionals offered at no cost by leading experts. The training sessions are delivered live via satellite or through streaming media at your desktop.
Created by the GSA Office of Government-wide Policy, this portal contains federal specific training courses made available to all agencies at no cost. The portal includes Federal Transportation Officer training suite.
This four hour workshop helps understand what biodiesel is, safety issues, how to deduce operating costs by using biodiesel and improving efficiency. Participants will also learn how to improve tracking and report skills and share successes with employees, shareholders, and the public as it relates to Biofuel. This workshop is ideal for fleet managers, consumers, government officials, and decision makers.
Public Involvement is much more than posting notices and holding public hearings. Public participation involves creative thinking, with willingness and ability to interact openly to the public's preferred forms of communication. It is about being sensitive to disparate needs and conflicting priorities. It is about giving the public an opportunity to influence transportation decision-making. This course walks the talk by employing public involvement techniques as the means of conveying the key learning outcomes. It is a joint effort among FTA's Office of Planning, NTI, the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Planning, and the National Highway Institute (NHI) and was recently updated to reflect changes in the Federal Transportation reauthorization.
Presentation given during the 2010 DOI Conference on the Environment in April 2010.
Developed in 2010 by TRIPTAC, the goals of this module are to 1) introduce participants to the critical transportation-related concerns and considerations faced by federal land management agencies (FLMAs) and gateway communities, 2) describe how these concerns affect visitors' experiences and the unit resources, 3) outline the different alternative transportation systems options available to planners, 4) provide participants with a framework for evaluating alternative transportation systems, and 5) prepare participants for the rest of the module series. This module is available in PDF or streaming format and is offered by the Federal Lands Transportation Institute.
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is defined as compact, mixed-use development near transit that creates sustainable communities where people of all ages and incomes have transportation and housing choices where people can walk, bike, and take transit. The goal of this course is to help transportation and land use professionals effectively participate in the planning, funding, and implementation of transit-oriented projects that improve the environment, create a sense of community, and boost transit ridership.
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