Arlington Achieves Silver Status for Second Straight Year in Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition's Fleet Recognition Awards
By Office of Communication
Posted on November 10, 2023, November 10, 2023

The City of Arlington has nine electric vehicles.

The City of Arlington was awarded Silver status from the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition for a second year in a row in recognition of its contributions to reduce petroleum use and improve air quality.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition recently recognized 24 local fleets, including Arlington, as part of its annual awards. The winners included seven Gold, nine Silver and eight Bronze recipients.

Arlington's fleet currently includes nine electric vehicles, which are used by various departments. The City has installed eight electric vehicle charging stations for these fleet vehicles at strategic locations throughout the city thanks to two Texas Commission on Environmental Quality grants. Additionally, Arlington has an idling reduction policy in place for City vehicles. 

Entities were judged based on their contributions recorded in the DFW Clean Cities Annual Survey, with a maximum of 100 points possible. The points included 55 for emissions reduction, 25 for fuel consumption reduction and 20 for partnering with DFW Clean Cities. Gold Level status required 50 or more points; Silver Level status required 40-49; and Bronze Level status required 30-39. Dallas garnered the top score of 79 points.

The winners contributed significantly to a regional reduction of approximately 30 million gallons of gasoline and 176,226 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Through the efforts of local fleets, Dallas-Fort Worth was able to exceed the reduction targets set by the U.S. Department of Energy for both greenhouse gas and gallons of gasoline reduced. A total of 52 Dallas-Fort Worth area fleets reported their activities.

The City of Arlington was awarded Bronze status in 2020 and 2021 and Silver status in 2022.

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:

 NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions.

 NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered in the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 228 member governments including 16 counties, 169 cities, 19 school districts, and 27 special districts. For more information on the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit

 About the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition:

 In 1995, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Clean Cities became one of the first Clean Cities coalitions under the Energy Policy Act’s provision for an organization that promotes the use of alternative fuels to lessen America’s dependence on foreign sources of petroleum. Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities is a locally based, public-private partnership that seeks to advance energy security, protect environmental and public health, and stimulate economic development by promoting practices and decisions to reduce transportation energy impacts and improve air quality, primarily in the transportation sector.

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