City of Hamilton – Public Works
Media Release - Hamilton receives award recognizing leadership in greening its fleet (05/21/2009)
Today at the fourth annual Green Fleet Expo, the City of Hamilton received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Fleet Challenge Ontario recognizing its leadership in greening its fleet. The award was presented to Chris Hill, Manager of Central Fleet with the City of Hamilton. Read the full release.
Information Update - Green Fleet Expo 2007 Report (06/26/2007)
The Cities of Hamilton and Toronto, together with sponsors Environment Canada, hosted the second annual Green Fleet Expo (GFX) at Liuna Station in Hamilton on May 24, 2007. The following short brief highlights presentations and discussion from the 2007 GFX.
Information Update - E3 Fleet Award (05/17/2007)
On May 24th, the City of Hamilton Central Fleet will be recognized as Canada’s First Green Rated Fleet under the E3 Fleet Rating System...
Information Update - Green Fleet Implementation Plan (08/21/2006)
Council approved the Green Fleet Implementation Plan (Report PW03147b) in June 2005. This update is to inform you of progress made with implementing the plan...
Information Update - Fuel Saving Technology for Fleet (07/13/2006)
...There are many different tactics for maximizing fuel efficiency and results can vary depending on the type of equipment and the way it is used. The strategy being followed by the Public Works Department for the corporate fleet is outlined in the Green Fleet Implementation Plan (report PW03147b). The tactics chosen for this plan include greater use of hybrid vehicles, renewable fuels such as biodiesel, and reduced engine idling. New technology and products reaching the market will be considered if properly qualified. As we do not have the resources or capabilities to perform extensive testing of ater-market solutions we rely on the approach supported by Council in report PW03147b (Green Fleet Implementation Plan) where we specify ETV Canada verification appropriate for the vehicles we have in our fleet.
Information Update - New Street Sweepers to Control Air Pollution (01/25/2006)
January 25 represents the beginning of a new year for Central Fleet. Council approved a recommendation to replace eight street sweepers with high quality Tymco sweepers that effectively control particulate matter pollution. This is a win for all stakeholders, especially for City staff, and for the City of Hamilton and its environment.
The Sweeper Specifications Committee which was formed on Deb Manningham's initiative in August 2004 deserves recognition for the valuable experience and knowledge that everyone contributed: mechanics and operators as well Fleet and Roads staff were essential to the eventual success of this project. Wray Oakes co-authored the report, Angela Boakes enabled the cooperative purchase with Toronto to move forward, and Linda Harvey obtained critical support from Clean Air Hamilton. Thank you to everyone who participated.
Our General Manager, Scott Stewart and City Manager, Glen Peace, and the CMT provided steadfast support for our process as it moved along and for our recommendations. Thank you.
Our colleagues in the City of Toronto gave us an opportunity to share in their new testing protocol for sweepers and join their RFP, which eventually awarded a combined order for 22 new sweepers to the winning bidder, probably the largest order for street sweepers in North America this year. They have been working at this for three years and deserve the highest recognition for dedicated public service. Vesna Stevanovic-Briatico guaranteed the project's integrity from beginning to end and especially by getting verification of the test protocol from ETV Canada. Christopher Morgan's testing methods were brilliant and innovative. Nazzareno Capano guided the process through the approval stages with determination and perseverance. Toronto's efforts made our recommendations successful and we thank all of their staff for this.
Information Update - Repair Our Air Fleet Challenge (11/14/2005)
The “Repair Our Air Fleet Challenge” is an initiative to reduce idling in fleet vehicles that is being sponsored by Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Tire and Enbridge Gas Distribution. This year’s event is the third edition of the original challenge. Earlier events were held in 2001 and 2003 and were confined to fleets in Ontario . This year’s event includes fleets across Canada , including Hamilton...