Saving Taxpayer Money On PA’s Vehicle Fleet

HARRISBURG – Efforts to reduce the size of Pennsylvania’s vehicle fleet are resulting in taxpayer savings. As lawmakers are negotiating a tough budget for the next fiscal year, the pressure is on state cabinet secretaries to save money wherever they can. At a recent Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing, Schuylkill County Sen. David Argall received good news from Department of General Services Secretary Sherry Phillips about reductions in the state’s vehicle fleet. She said there’s been a 20% decrease in state vehicles saving the state $51 million and employees are now required to consult a General Services website to find the most economic means of travel. She added the Commonwealth has saved money by purchasing more fuel efficient vehicles.

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