FORT BEND COUNTY, TX -Fort Bend County received Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Best All Around Clean Air Leadership Award on September 11, 2014. County Judge Bob Hebert and Precinct 4 Commissioner James Patterson were in attendance at the presentation. The award recognizes Fort Bend County’s “continued outstanding leadership and commitment to supporting air quality initiatives and implementing Voluntary Mobile Emissions Reduction Programs (VMEPs) that have benefited the Houston-Galveston region as well as the citizens of Fort Bend County and surrounding communities.” Some examples of these efforts include Fort Bend County Department of Transportation’s implementation of commuter services in 2000, with current ridership of 23,897 citizens. Also mentioned were the county’s efforts to replace older fleet vehicles with newer cleaner burning fuel vehicles.
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