Campus vehicles continue to go green and, for these efforts, UCLA Transportation is being honored with a 2021 Green Fleet Award by the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA). By switching to low- and zero-emission vehicles, the university fleet saved over 8,500 gallons of fuel and an estimated 108.5 metric tons of CO2 this past year.
NAFA's Green Fleet Awards recognize the top fleets in the nation for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from their vehicles. UCLA came in at No. 30, up from last year's ranking.
Daily transportation can produce harmful tailpipe emissions, and UCLA Transportation has lowered the environmental impact of vehicles utilized by the university by incorporating greener power sources.
Of UCLA’s nearly 1,100 fleet vehicles, 62% are alternatively fueled and include all-electric zero-emissions vehicles. There are shuttle buses that support patient care at the medical centers, vans that provide paratransit service and evening transportation for Bruins and visitors, and the BruinBus complimentary campus shuttle, which transports more than one million passengers each year.
The university fleet provides essential transportation to faculty, staff, and students 365 days a year, with different vehicles used for operational services, administrative duties, and academic activities. These vehicles help employees travel to job sites across campus, take professors off-road to teach courses in the field, and aid student groups participating in extracurricular opportunities.
UCLA Transportation is committed to meeting the University of California's climate action mandate of a vehicle fleet that emits net zero greenhouse gases by 2025.