One Local City Says It's Fuel Conservation Plan Is A Success

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Over the past thirty days, Valdosta implemented 15 recommendations to cut back on fuel.

Officials say in 2008, the cost of fuel was 900,000 thousand dollars and is expected to rise to about 1.7 million dollars in 2009.

After 30 days, Valdosta's fuel conservation plan reduced city fuel consumption by more than 1,300 gallons.

"We at the city of Valdosta, we're not immune to the gas prices, we feel the pain at the pump, and we're doing everything we can to reduce our fuel consumption," says Valdosta deputy city manager of operations John Whitehead.

The city says the plan includes encouraging city employees to car pool, keeping daily mileage logs, and servicing city vehicles within three days of the due date.