Public Fleets

Public fleets serve a vital role; keeping our streets clean and functional, keeping us safe, and getting us where we need to go. Public fleets are any state, territorial, tribal, or local government owned or contracted fleet that operated heavy-duty diesel equipment. This equipment includes Class 5 or higher diesel on-highway vehicles (>16,001 lbs GVWR), such as utility trucks, refuse trucks, fire trucks, ambulances, buses, as well as heavy-duty diesel non-road equipment, such as loaders, dozers, tractors, generators and more. This page includes information on funding assistance for a variety of heavy-duty public fleet emission reduction projects, including: on-highway vehicle and nonroad equipment replacement, such as cleaner model year engines, zero-emission battery-electric or fuel cell replacements and lower emission alternative fuel replacements such as natural gas, and exhaust retrofits. The WCC also funds a variety of Public Fleet Projects and administers EPA funding programs such as the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) and the Bipartisan infrastructure Law's (BIL) Clean School Bus programs.

Additional Public Fleet Resources

Highlighted Work

One innovative WCC public fleets project is the 2022 DERA State Washington Fire Truck Replacement Project (PDF) that the Washington Department of Ecology is leading with funding from U.S. EPA's 2022 State DERA program. EPA is providing $552,549 in grant funding to the Washington Department of Ecology to scrap eight diesel firetrucks in the state and replace them with eight electric fire trucks. This project will reduce about three tons of NOx emissions, a ton of CO emissions, and over 650 tons of CO2 emissions over the lifetime of the project.