Sunday, November 29, 2015

West Palm Beach and the roll-out of their new eco-friendly bucket trucks

One of these days check out the city of West Palm Beach's Newsroom. The city of Lake Worth has something similar with their Worth Noting Newsletter which you can sign up for here if you haven't already. What's interesting about West Palm's approach is when you click on the Newsroom tab on the website you have many choices to find out what is happening all in one place: Headlines, City Administration, CRA, Events, Parks and Recreation, and others.

At the bottom of the list is this, West Palm TV:
Now, about that new eco-friendly bucket truck West Palm is rolling out:
(West Palm Beach, FL) – In its latest move to practice what it preaches in leading efforts to make government more environmentally responsible, the City of West Palm Beach has started replacing its fleet of maintenance bucket trucks with new, eco-friendly hybrid bucket trucks.
     Unlike older trucks that require the diesel engine to idle all day while the bucket is being used, new trucks use electricity and don’t require the engine to run at all while in use. You can shut down the engine as soon as you get to where you need to go, and operate the bucket using electricity.
West Palm Beach, like Lake Worth, is also on Twitter. Both cities do a good job of keeping the community informed of current events: