Metro Vancouver Fleet Planning and Acquisition PolicyMetro Vancouver Fleet Planning and Acquisition Policy<div class="ExternalClass296CCE85FD7F46648A88F3A13CB06E18"><p>On September 23, 2016, the Metro Vancouver Board adopted a new <em>Fleet Planning and Acquisition Policy</em>. This new policy will support reductions in corporate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles and mobile equipment, and provide clear direction and guidance for the planning and acquisition of fleet assets. Metro Vancouver’s fleet includes approximately 400 vehicles (ranging from cars to heavy work trucks) and 300 pieces of mobile equipment (such as boats, loaders, graders, excavators, backhoes, forklifts, tractors, and mobile generators), which provide a wide range of essential functions across the organization. In 2015, fuel used by the corporate fleet produced approximately 3,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, almost half of the corporate total carbon footprint. Making progress toward our carbon neutral targets under the BC Climate Action Charter will therefore require a commitment to action in this sector.</p><p>The goal of the <em>Fleet Planning and Acquisition Policy</em> is to ensure that fleet planning and acquisition will meet operational service requirements while minimizing fleet greenhouse gas emissions and maintaining fiscal responsibility. This policy is based on a review of best practices within our region and elsewhere, and Metro Vancouver intends to share its experience in implementing the policy with its members.</p><p>The key elements of the <em>Fleet Planning and Acquisition Policy</em> include:</p><ul><li><strong>Right-sizing</strong> to ensure that the appropriate number and composition of vehicles and equipment are in Metro Vancouver’s fleet to meet typical operational needs while avoiding excess capacity;</li><li><strong>Low Emissions Vehicle Standard</strong>, which prioritizes, on an annual basis, low emission vehicle technologies for each category of vehicle; and</li><li><strong>Monitoring and Reporting</strong> on financial and emissions performance of the fleet.</li></ul><p>With the adoption of this policy, the public can expect to see a greener Metro Vancouver fleet over the next few years.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue25-emotive.jpg2016-10-31T07:00:00ZGP0|#3f3e419f-0fa5-4790-ac10-a80ab0188ba4;L0|#03f3e419f-0fa5-4790-ac10-a80ab0188ba4|Issue 25;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass20F31850FC7D4D4A8330CE8FA41F47EC"><p>​Metro Vancouver has a new <em>Fleet Planning and Acquisition Policy </em>supporting reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from our 400 fleet vehicles and 300 pieces of mobile equipment. In 2015, fuel used by the corporate fleet produced almost half of the corporate total carbon footprint. </p></div>0