City Vehicle Efficiency Improvements
In 2006, the City of Saint Paul began phasing high-mileage and flexible-fuel vehicles into the City's sedan and light-utility vehicle fleet. These vehicles will use environmentally-friendly bio-fuels, such as Ethanol-E85% and Biodiesel-B20%.
Traffic signals in Saint Paul are regularly retimed by the Department of Public Works thereby minimizing delay and fuel consumption. On many well-travelled streets, Public Works installs pavement markings made of reflective tape during street reconstruction projects or asphalt overlays. This eliminates the need to apply paint markings to these roadways for five to seven years.