Clean Cities: Virginia Sheriff’s Office
Our Success Story this week puts the spotlight on Spotsylvania County, Virginia. In 2011, the county partnered with Virginia Clean Cities and the State and Federal government to convert 10 Ford Crown Victoria Sherriff’s department police cruisers to propane. This year, additional funding from the program allowed them to convert more cruisers along with four school district trucks. Fueling Partner Blossman Gas built this new station to accommodate the new conversions. County officials say the cleaner burning fuel has displaced more than 60 tons of greenhouse gas emissions with an estimated annual fuel cost savings of $70,000 dollars.
SHERIFF ROGER HARRIS: If you properly prepare for it, build fueling station, train employees on what’s involved using propane—the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.
JOHN DAVIS: The partnership also allowed Spotsylvania to purchase four propane school buses. While these alternative fuel vehicles only represent a small portion of the county’s vehicle fleet---it’s still “spot on” progress for one of Virginia’s fastest growing counties.