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fuel-efficient than the once-popular Ford
Crown Victoria, which was discontinued
in 2012, and the Chevy Impala. Given the
fact the Explorer costs only $1,000 more
than a typical NGPI sedan, it is becoming
the vehicle of choice not just for NYPD,
but for fleets across the country.
Green Initiatives
New York City has long held the reputation of being one of America's greenest
cities, with initiatives dating back to the
administration of Michael Bloomberg.
Those initiatives include buildings as
well as vehicles. Currently, the NYPD
fleet has 1,700 hybrid vehicles, including
the Ford Fusion.
More recently, the NYPD received
its first shipment of 150 Smart cars,
with another 75 ordered. These cars
have been deployed to precincts across
the city, as well as the parking enforcement division. Martinez says they will
replace the three-wheel scooter, and are
safer because they come equipped with
airbags. And because they have air-conditioning, they will be more comfortable than the scooters in the summer
months. Their price tag is also $6000
less than the three-wheel scooter.
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Sources of Input
To maintain rigorous vehicle specifications, Martinez relies on two different
focus groups: one on the fleet side and

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from an internship program that allows high
school students to learn vehicle maintenance.

one on the mechanical side. "We do a lot
of things to get accurate feedback," Martinez says. "We write the specs of every
contract, and each contract we have
written gets tighter and better." Martinez personally oversees the specifications of every vehicle, and holds meetings twice a year, in May and November,
to take directions and suggestions from
the police officers and mechanics.
As many fleet directors will tell you,
finding and keeping a stable force of
mechanics can be challenging work. To
mitigate this, Martinez has launched

an internship program in which high
school students paid by the board of
education learn vehicle maintenance for
the NYPD's fleet. Upwards of thirty-five
students are enrolled in the program
each year, which contributes to the pool
of future mechanics and technicians.
For Martinez, the combination of dedicated funding and support from New
York City's municipal government adds
up to a strong, modern and green fleet. "I
look at today's fleet," Martinez marvels,
"and it is one of the best-outfitted fleets
in the world."


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