Maintaining and Repairing County Department Vehicles
Monroe County owns, operates and maintains a diverse fleet of licensed and non-licensed motor vehicles, construction, maintenance, and snow removal equipment, and firefighting and other specialized vehicles. The Fleet Division of Monroe County’s Department of Environmental Services (DES) is responsible for managing these assets including repairs to light, medium and heavy duty vehicles and equipment at a centralized Fleet Center facility located on Paul Road, adjacent to the Greater Rochester International Airport.
Ranked Top "Green Fleet" in North America
Fleet has received the distinction of being recognized as one of the top municipal operations in the country, in large part due to its leadership with “green” fuels. Out of 38,000 public fleets in North America, Monroe County’s Fleet Division was ranked the 2nd best Government “Green Fleet” in North America by Government Fleet magazine for 2011, 8th in 2012 and 2nd again in 2013. Monroe County’s Fleet Division oversees 870 vehicles, of which 707 are alternative fuel vehicles. Fleet features a comprehensive program of alternative fuel use including propane, biodiesel, E-10, E-85 and compressed natural gas (CNG) as well as hybrid and electric vehicles.
Monroe County’s Fleet Center has received several awards from the American Public Works Association (APWA), including the 2004 and 2005 APWA Structural Award for public works facilities in New York State. The County’s Green Fuel Station won APWA’s 2008 Public Works Project of the Year (Genesee Valley Branch and New York State Award). Monroe County’s Fleet has also been honored by the Rochester Business Journal’s Environmental Leadership Award in the Alternative Energy use category.
Green Fueling Stations
Fleet operates three Green Fueling Stations, which feature a variety of alternative fuels including biodiesel and ethanol gasoline blends, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquid propane gas (LPG) and hydrogen. Acess to these fueling stations is shared with local municipalities. Monroe County also operates several electric vehicle charging stations. Monroe County has been actively engaged in the use and evaluation of alternative “green” fuels for over two decades. The County enjoys ongoing partnerships with the Rochester Institute of Technology and General Motors, which have provided industry leading research and development, based on field testing involving the County’s fleet.