NYC Fleet Purchases Reach Record High

August 04, 2017

Graph courtesy of NYC DCAS
Graph courtesy of NYC DCAS

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, including the purchase of 14,139 units.

The FY-17 purchases consisted of 4,064 new vehicles, including 1,066 new hybrid or electric vehicles. Over $128 million was invested for new emergency services vehicles for the police and fire departments, including 661 Ford Police Interceptor vehicles. The largest dollar investment was for Sanitation vehicles, with $165 million used to procure equipment including 365 waste collection trucks and 88 sweepers.

All fleet acquisitions are managed through the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). DCAS Procurement works with agencies to prepare and bid contracts while DCAS Fleet and the Office of Management and Budget address fiscal authorization, fleet count, and administration of local law and policy in areas including safety and sustainability. Finally, the DCAS Bureau of Quality Assurance inspects the vehicles when they arrive.

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