Texas City May Add 51 New Vehicles

August 09, 2016

The Killeen (Texas) City Council will hear two resolutions that, if passed, will add 51 new vehicles to the city's fleet totaling almost $1.47 million. Of the vehicles proposed, 39 will go to the city's aging police fleet at a cost of $1.18 million. The council will meet tonight to vote on both resolutions.

The first resolution is to purchase nine fully-equipped Ford Explorer Police Interceptors. At a City Council workshop last week, Director of Fleet Services Frank Tydlaka said that the nine vehicles that need to be replaced are an average of 14 years old, some dating back to 1994, with as much as 142,000 miles, the Killeen Daily Herald reported.

The second resolution is to replace 42 of the 70 vehicles designated for replacement in the fiscal year 2016 fleet replacement plan. 30 of the proposed vehicles will go to the Police Department.

Earlier this year, the council approved an $11 million fleet replacement fund to be amended to the city's fiscal year 2016 budget.

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