Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Parks Named Fleet Of The Year By Fleet Owner MagazineIMMEDIATE
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Today, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Fleet Owner Magazine Executive Editor David Cullen and more than 160 vendors attended the 21st Annual Fleet Show at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Fleet Owner Magazine awarded the Parks Department with the vocational “Fleet of the Year” award at the event.
“More than half the Parks Department 2,300 vehicles use alternative energy from solar, to biodiesel, to hybrid to electric. As the nation’s ‘Greenest’ municipal fleet, we’re serious about minimizing our impact on the environment,” said Parks Commissioner Benepe. “We have recently added100 bicycles for supervisors and managers to reduce car use, ordered smaller vehicles where possible, installed the third largest green roof in New York City at our automotive repair shop and made recycling more available at our major events and facilities.”
“The New York City Parks Department has not only made a commitment to being the greenest fleet operation possible, but its also deeply committed to spreading the word,” said Jim Mele, Fleet Owner magazine Editor In Chief. “They truly lead by both example and outreach to other public and private truck fleets.”
Fleet Owner Magazine recognized the Parks Department as “Fleet of the Year” for its innovation in the vocational division. Each year, Fleet Owner awards managers of fleets in the public, private and “for-hire” sectors. Fleet award winners are chosen by editors by identifying excellence in fleet management.
The Parks Department “Green Fleet” features more than 1,400 vehicles that use a range of alternative fuel. Parks hosted vendors from a variety of industries, including cars, trucks, vehicle repair and safety, horticultural equipment, clean energy alternatives, emergency management, marinas and more. Alternative fuel and low emissions vehicles, equipment and batteries were featured at the show.
Last year, the National Fleet Management Association recognized Parks’ 2,300 vehicle team as the most environmentally friendly in the country. The Parks Fleet has also been featured in Government Fleet magazine and the national Parks & Recreation magazine.
About Fleet Owner Magazine
FLEET OWNER is North America’s largest media outlet serving the commercial truck fleet market. Over 80 years old, the monthly Fleet Owner magazine delivers industry news and analysis to 280,000 executives and top managers who are responsible for operating over 8 million trucks that range from pickups to 18-wheel tractor-trailer combinations. Fleetowner.com provides the same audience with extensive daily news coverage of a trucking industry that serves a variety of businesses and operations, including construction, municipal services, agriculture, manufacturing, utility field services and retail distribution, as well as traditional trucking services. FLEET OWNER is part of Penton Media’s Transportation Group, which also includes Wards’ Auto, American Trucker, Air Transport World and SpeedNews.
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Directions to Flushing Meadows Corona Park
- Sustainable Parks Corner
- Parks Recreation Programs Lead To A Healthy Success Story!
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- Historic New York: The World's Fair
- 25th Annual Vehicle & Equipment Show
- Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Tempest"
- Movies in the Park Presents "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"
- Puppets In The Park
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Football Fields
- Golf Courses
- Handball Courts
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
- Model Aircraft Fields
- Paddleboat Rentals
- Recreation Centers
- Skate Parks
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Water Fountains
- Zoos and Aquariums
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