TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Jeff Van Drew to establish a task force to study the feasibility and cost benefit of reducing the number of vehicles in state government over five years was approved today by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.
“With our state experiencing a challenging fiscal climate, it is incumbent upon us to continue to find cost-cutting initiatives within government. One way to do that is to look at the usage of taxpayer-funded vehicles by state employees and to ensure they are necessary to the jobs for which they are being utilized,” said Senator `Van Drew (D-Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland). “We should also be considering all options available to us to reduce costs, including vehicle sharing and leasing. This task force will conduct a comprehensive analysis of the state’s vehicle program to determine how best to reduce the cost of our operations.”