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How the Improving Economy Is Affecting Fleet Budgets

The economy is undoubtedly improving, and oftentimes, public fleet finances are improving along with it. In a Government Fleet survey, 59% of respondents said their fleet finances are back to pre-recession levels and 80% said they’re optimistic about the future, but others still face challenging times and fear their budgets will never get back to “normal.”

Study Shows Cities’ Finances Continue to Weaken

WASHINGTON - According to a study from the National League of Cities, the nation's cities are cutting personnel and infrastructure projects as the economic downturn continues to take its toll on city finances.

Sam Lamerato Named 2011 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year

The City of Troy’s Sam Lamerato was awarded Government Fleet magazine’s 2011 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year honor. Lamerato helped implement a successful insourcing program, and led to the City’s No. 1 spot in the “100 Best Fleets” in 2010.

Take-Home Cuts May Spare Tulsa Police Jobs

TULSA, OK - The police union has been asked to give up officer take-home vehicles used outside city limits in order to save jobs and the helicopter and mounted patrol units.

Take-Home Cuts to Save Ocean City $80K

OCEAN CITY, MD - City Manager Dennis Dare said the "right-sizing" means Ocean City won't have to resort to layoffs or furloughs as the state makes further cuts to municipal government aid.