INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Department of Public Safety recommended Tuesday transitioning more than 1,000 public safety vehicles in an effort to save taxpayer's dollars.
Officials identified 1,035 vehicles that can be transitioned to hybrid or plug-in, without compromising public safety. Officials say the move could save taxpayers about $8 million over five years.
The DPS recommended transitioning to LED lighting and other power systems in vehicles as well.
"Indianapolis is showing the world that we can break the cycle of dependency on foreign oil and save taxpayer money at the same time," said Mayor Ballard. "Public Safety operates the largest fleet in the city and it is the top consumer of fuel. These recommendations mark another great step forward."
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