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Fleet Services Program

Program Description
The fleet maintenance program maintains and repairs all City vehicles and construction equipment except those used in fire and transit programs. The program goal is safe, efficient, and reliable vehicles and equipment. This program has four major activities:

  • Vehicle and Construction Equipment Maintenance
    Servicing and repairing autos, commercial vehicles, construction equipment, and emergency generators; answering road calls for repair and towing of City vehicles; scheduling and documenting maintenance services.
  • General Equipment Maintenance
    Performing mechanical and electrical repairs on small equipment; maintaining the fueling and washing islands at the Corporation Yard.
  • Procurement
    Recommending vehicle and equipment replacements and writing specifications for procurements; managing inventories of fuel, oil, tires, and replacement parts; performing shipping and receiving tasks for the Corporation Yard.
  • Safety and Environmental Protection
    Arranging state-mandated inspections for smog certifications, commercial vehicles, and cranes; monitoring and disposing of hazardous materials for the Corporation Yard.

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Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering Program

Program Description
The transportation planning and engineering program analyzes the City’s traffic circulation systems and proposes changes to these systems. The program goals are 1) safe and well-maintained streets 2) reduced air pollution and traffic congestion 3) less use of single-occupant vehicles and 4) more walking, bike riding, bus riding, and carpooling. This program has two major activities:

  • Transportation Planning
    Preparing and maintaining the General Plan Circulation Element as required by state law; preparing and maintaining Short Range Transit Plans, the Parking Management Plan, the Bicycle Transportation Plan, and the Pedestrian Transportation Plan; planning and recommending capital improvement plan projects and operating program changes needed to implement transportation plans; promoting alternative transportation; promoting technological advancements in fuel-efficiency, emissions control, and communication which reduce the need for travel.
  • Traffic Engineering
    Recommending and designing improvements to traffic signal and pavement marking systems; designing new street alignments; conducting traffic counts, reviewing accident reports, and responding to citizen complaints; analyzing the performance of all transportation modes within the traffic circulation system; reviewing building and development project plans to ensure accommodation of the additional traffic generated.

This program also provides staff support for the Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC.)

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