The City of Falls Church has taken delivery on 12 new 2012 Chevy Silverado hybrid pick up trucks, a purchase that was fully funded by a grant from the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program.
The additions will enable the City to address important air quality and transportation projects, according to a City statement. The pickup trucks will replace aging fleet vehicles for the departments of Public Works, Public Utilities, Recreation and Parks, and the Urban Forestry Division. The new vehicles are under warranty and will minimize the costs associated with operation and maintenance. “During these tight budgetary times, we are exceedingly grateful that we can improve our aging fleet both environmentally and functionally through these 12 pickup trucks,” said Bill Hicks, Director of Public Works. “Certainly, this would not be possible at this time without these grant funds.”