CHARLESTON– West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said he wants to say goodbye to the days of officials not knowing how many state vehicles are on the road or how they are being used.
The governor’s office said in a news release he is introducing a bill that would create a centralized inventory for the entire state fleet to cut wasteful spending on state vehicles. He said his administration already has eliminated more than 200 state cars.
Justice said his proposal will expand the duties of the fleet management office to keep track of all state vehicles, including fuel usage, mileage, maintenance and purchases made by all agencies. He said the changes will provide for a centralized inventory of all state vehicles, and requires registering and re-titling of all state vehicles. The fleet management office would maintain a pool of vehicles for short-term rentals for agencies instead of purchasing more vehicles.