Pennsylvania treasurer reduces department’s vehicle fleet

    Pennsylvania’s treasurer is reducing the size of his department’s automobile fleet and won’t use a state car himself in what he says is an effort to keep a campaign promise.

    Joe Torsella says the treasury’s fleet will be reduced from 21 vehicles to 10.

    He will also end the practice of assigning state cars to individual staffers. Instead, a limited number of pooled vehicles will be signed-out as needed for official business and the mileage recorded.

    He says the move will honor a commitment he made at his swearing-in ceremony to remember that every dollar the state spends comes from hardworking taxpayers.

    The new policy is effective immediately.

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