MDOT looking to cut costs by trimming 2,300-vehicle fleet
Published: May 7,2012
JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation is working to reduce its fleet of vehicles by 10 percent over the next five years, according to transportation commissioner Mike Tagert.
Tagert, who represents the northern district, says MDOT has a fleet of 2,300 vehicles. He says any reduction would not affect 300 emergency vehicles.
The Daily Times Leader reports Tagert said in a civic club speech the step was being taken because of the rising cost of fuel.
He said MDOT is planning to look at current fuel prices, find an indexed price and begin purchasing fuel at a bulk price to save money.
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