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National IPA Forms Shared Services Group Omnia Partners

National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA), an education and public sector purchasing cooperative, has formed OMNIA Partners, a shared services and supply chain optimization company dedicated to government, education, and the private sector.

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Texas City to Invest $20M in Police Vehicles

The City of El Paso, Texas, council has approved $68.75 million in certificates of obligation for city improvements — about a third of this funding will go toward public safety fleet purchases.

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Wash. City to Double Pothole Repair Fleet

The City of Spokane, Wash., will be adding two pothole trailers to its fleet, doubling its pothole filling capacity following an extreme winter.

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NYC Fleet Purchases Reach Record High

In fiscal-year 2017, New York City spent more on fleet procurement than it ever had in city history, with fleet purchases totaling $370 million. In the last four years, the city has spent $1.24 billion in new vehicles and equipment.

Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters

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First Airbus H145 Joins Las Vegas PD

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) will soon become the first law enforcement agency in the United States to operate the twin-engine Airbus Helicopters H145.

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Caterpillar Awarded National IPA Cooperative Contract

The City of Tucson, in conjunction with the National IPA, awarded Caterpillar the contract for for heavy construction equipment, parts, accessories, supplies, and related services. It is effective from May 1, 2017 through April 30, 2022.

Photo courtesy of Airbus

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Calif. Sheriff Modernizes Air Fleet With New Helicopters

San Bernandino County, Calif., will use the helicopters for patrol, high-altitude rescues, and fire suppression.

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Fla. County Agency Benefits from Hybrids

The Hillsborough County, Fla., Property Appraiser’s office plans to update its fleet of hybrid-electric vehicles after successfully cutting fuel and maintenance costs.

The Fire Department already owns three Firehawk helicopters. Photo via Wikimedia/Alan Wilson

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Los Angeles County to Buy Firefighting Helicopters for $29M

Los Angeles County has authorized the purchase of two firefighting helicopters for approximately $29.43 million. The Fire Department is expected to receive two Sikorsky S70i Firehawk helicopters in December.

Photo via Flickr/Ann Gav

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St. Louis Raises Trash Pickup Fee, Promises Updated Fleet

The City of St. Louis has raised its monthly trash collection fee by $3, promising to buy more trash trucks with the additional funds. Nearly 30 of the city’s 79 vehicles are inoperable or not functioning properly.

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