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Louisiana looks at central pool for state-owned vehicles

Louisiana looks at central pool for state-owned vehicles

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Jindal administration plans to test vehicle-sharing among state agencies to reduce the number from the current 10,500. The large number of cars owned by state government has been criticized for at least half a century.

Jan Cassidy, Gov. Bobby Jindal's assistant commissioner for procurement, tells The Advocate that a pilot program is planned by the end of the year at the Claiborne Building. That building houses several state agencies, including the Division of Administration, the Department of Education and Board of Regents.

The administration is installing GPS systems on all government vehicles to check how, when and where each is used. Cassidy says that information also will be used to work out procedures for a centralized car pool program.

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