Maybe we can save a little money on County vehicles and gas. $39,000 seems a bit high for a car when you are buying thousands of them. The memo below says if the cars weren't taken home there would be about a $1,500 saving per vehicle and about a $500 gas saving. Would that be a $6,662,000 saving for the fleet?
Number of Miami Dade County Take Home Vehicles (THVs) – (a.k.a. “24-hour vehicle assignments”) is 3,310.
Life Cycle Cost of Take Home Vehicles:
MD Police Department (2,698 THVs at $39,000 ea.): $105,222,000
MD Fire Rescue (28 THVs at $39,000 ea.): $1,092,000
Other Departments (584 THVs at $30,000 ea.): $17,520,000
Potential Savings From Elimination of Take Home Vehicles Assumptions:
MDPD (2,698 THVs): Fuel Savings $1.3 million-$3.6 million
MDFR (28 THVs): Fuel Savings $13,000-$37,000
Other Departments (584 THVs): Fuel Savings $280,000-$771,000
Total Savings (3,310): $1.6 million-$4.4 million
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