Drive Clean Rural USA Project
In 2022, the City of Fredericksburg was invited by Virginia Clean Cities to participate in the Drive Clean Rural Project. The Drive Clean Rural USA Project is funded by the Department of Energy and led by Transportation Energy Partners, a national non-profit organization that brings Clean Cities coalition leaders together with the clean transportation industry to advance policies that will reduce American dependence on petroleum-based fuels. The City participated in this opportunity alongside Fredericksburg City Public Schools and the University of Mary Washington to build community action to meet shared sustainability goals.
The objective of this project is to understand what is going to help small and rural communities transition to cleaner fuels and vehicles, and what barriers exist that might need to be addressed by policy incentives, state and federal investments, or education. Through this project, Fredericksburg was provided assistance in the following areas:
- Fleet Technical Assistance
- Demonstration Vehicles
- Support of Regional Jobs and Business Growth
- Promotion of Fleet Leadership.