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Ford PIUs Return to Service in Austin

The City of Austin, Texas, has begun transitioning its fleet of Ford Explorers and Police Interceptor Utility vehicles back into service. Its 439 vehicles were removed from service in July after suspected carbon monoxide exposure, and 44 are back on the road.

Austin Responds to Fleet Audit Claiming Waste

The City of Austin (Texas) Fleet defended itself after a special report from the Auditor’s Office stated that the fleet had wasted $45,000 in purchasing an incorrect vehicle.

City of Austin to Add 330 EVs by 2020

The City of Austin, Texas, plans to add 330 plug-in electric vehicles to its fleet by 2020. This will help bring the city closer to its 2007 goal to make its fleet carbon-neutral by 2020.

Austin Creates Internship Program for Veterans

The City of Austin, Texas launched a new internship program with the Fort Hood military base, allowing exiting soldiers to join the city as interns. The first three interns will be placed in the Fleet Services Department.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Reverse Angle Parking

A growing number of cities, particularly bicycle-friendly cities, have added reverse angle parking spaces in recent years. Here's some advice you can pass along to fleet drivers so they won't be caught off-guard when encountering them.