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Valdosta's gas plan works

By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

August 12, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The city of Valdosta says their summer gas savings plan has exceeded all expectations.

They asked all city employees to carpool, eliminate take home cars, and log daily trips and mileage.

The goal was to cut gas costs by 10%.

City leaders say the simple steps have saved over 7600 gallons of fuel and nearly $26,000 in just three months.

"We actually have more service area, more people and vehicles and this is a pretty substantial accomplishment that our employees have found a way to work smarter, to do more with less and to treat the cities resources just like they do their own at home," says Valdosta City Manager Larry Hanson.

Emergency officials were exempt from the plan but have all put in new measures that have saved gas.

They plan to keep this plan going for the rest of the fiscal year.



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