Governor Jim Doyle announced today that the 1,000th state car will be sold Saturday, March 19, 2005 as part of his Fleet Reduction Initiative. The state car, a 1991 Dodge Dakota with more than 129,000 miles, will be sold at the UW Agricultural Research Station in Arlington. The sale marks the completion of Governor Doyle’s Initiative to reduce the size of the state vehicle fleet, returning it back to about the size it was a decade ago.
“Achieving this goal represents a significant step forward in restoring fiscal sanity and balancing our budget without raising taxes,” Governor Doyle said. “By selling 1,000 cars, we’re saving taxpayers’ money, building our rainy day fund, and bringing more accountability to state government.”
The Governor’s Fleet Reduction Initiative has eliminated underutilized and older vehicles from the state fleet. To date, the vast majority these vehicles were passenger cars such as the Ford Taurus and Dodge Neon.
Prospective bidders interested in the more than 70 vehicles at Saturday’s auction may inspect the vehicles beginning at 8:00 a.m. Auction sales are scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. All vehicles are sold “as is” and the list of vehicles to be sold is subject to change.
Additional information, including an itemized vehicle list is available from the Department of Administration’s website at http://www.doa.state.wi.us/section_detail.asp?linkcatid=20. All information is subject to change.
Ethnie Groves, Governor Doyle’s Office, 608-261-2156
Scott Larrivee, Department of Administration, 608-266-7362