Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the progress his administration has made in replacing older fleet vehicles to improve services provided to the public by several city departments.  -  Photo: City of Houston

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the progress his administration has made in replacing older fleet vehicles to improve services provided to the public by several city departments.

Photo: City of Houston

The city of Houston, Texas, operates a fleet of more than 13,000 vehicles and has been working to replace older fleet vehicles to improve services provided to the public by several city departments. The replacement of worn vehicles aims to ensure that the city fleet and associated services remain reliable and cost effective.

"Recent changes to the city's vehicle procurement process are helping the city to adjust to the new vehicle market. The city is now able to act much quicker as manufacturers make vehicle availability announcements," said Fleet Director Gary Glasscock. "Mayor Turner's administration has diligently provided for the city's fleet despite dealing with unprecedented market conditions for the automotive and heavy-equipment industries. Administration responses to the challenges have mitigated the impact of vehicle availability issues on providing city services."

The city has received 6,943 new fleet vehicles at a total cost of $383,352,671 since January 1, 2016.  -  Photo: City of Houston

The city has received 6,943 new fleet vehicles at a total cost of $383,352,671 since January 1, 2016.

Photo: City of Houston

Houston has made the following changes regarding its fleet:

  • More than $530,858,000 has been allocated to fleet replacement programs since FY16.
  • The city has received 6,943 new fleet vehicles at a total cost of $383,352,671since January 1, 2016.
  • The 6,943 delivered vehicles replaced almost 57% of the existing fleet.

Houston Fire Department

  • More than $108,344,514 has been allocated to HFD vehicle replacement programs since FY16.
  • The current Administration has provided for the purchase of 578 HFD vehicles at a total cost of $105,716,120. This total includes the number of delivered vehicles, the vehicles pending delivery, and funded procurements currently being processed. The Administration has additionally provided HFD with the long-term lease of 122 trucks. The combination of the purchased and leased vehicles will provide a 62% turnover of the December 2015 HFD fleet.

Houston Public Works

  • More than $136,969,349 has been allocated to HPW vehicle replacement programs since FY16.
  • HPW has received 2,138 new fleet vehicles at a total cost of $107,573,041 since January 1, 2016.
  • The 2,138 delivered vehicles replaced almost 59% of the December 2015 HPW fleet.

Houston Solid Waste

  • The current administration has provided for the delivery of 532 SWMD vehicles. This total includes the number of delivered vehicles, the vehicles pending delivery, and the vehicle replacement projects recently funded under the FY24CIP. The 532 new vehicles will result in the replacement of 75% of the December 2015 SWD fleet.
  • Over the past four months, 28 heavy-duty SWMD trucks have been delivered; another 51 are expected before the end of this calendar year.

Houston Police Department

  • The Administration has provided for the delivery of 3,475 HPD vehicles at a cost of $135,003,220 when totaling the number of delivered vehicles, the vehicles pending delivery, and the vehicle replacement projects recently funded under the FY24CIP. This is a 105% flip of the December 2015 HPD fleet.
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