Innovative Green Fleet Program
Development of the Centre’s One-of-a-Kind Green Fleet program in 2005 created greater workplace accessibility for employees throughout the Contra Costa Centre Transit Village. The program provides access to the Centre’s fleet of low-speed vehicles that make it quicker and more affordable during the workday for workers at the Centre to run errands, attend meetings, or for use to and from the BART station. The program has not only been effective in discouraging single-occupant vehicle use at the Centre during the day, it also provides employees with a great way to get away for lunch or a noontime meeting without having to take their car out. And the community benefits as well by sparing our environment from the harm done from cold-start automobile gas emissions. In 2008 the Green Fleet program was expanded with an upgraded fleet of Segways, electric bicycles, bikes, and car sharing vehicles and the automation of the four docking stations. Computerized automation of the docking stations, combined with a feature for making online vehicle reservations, has made on-site vehicle access easier and more efficient.
In order to participate in the Green Fleet Program for the use of a car sharing vehicle, only employees arriving at their worksite at the Contra Costa Centre that take a commute alternative such as public transit (BART, bus, train), vanpool, bicycle or by walking are eligible. The use of a Green Fleet Program car sharing vehicle is not available to employees who drive alone or carpool to their worksite.
At the time of registering for the Green Fleet Program for the use of a car sharing vehicle, drivers must have proof of a valid California drivers license, must be 21 years of age, have proof of their residence, proof of their current employer, and show proof of having personal automobile liability insurance coverage. Employees must pass a DMV check that includes verification of their driver’s license, driving record and qualify with Contra Costa Centre Association’s insurance carrier’s guidelines in order for employee to be eligible to use Green Fleet Program car sharing vehicles. A copy of the employee’s driver’s license will be held on file by the Contra Costa Centre Association.