People misplace personal items all the time. Whether it’s a pair of keys or even a cell phone; it happens. But what about being unable to find nearly 300 automobiles? As absurd as it may sound, officials in Miami-Dade County recently discovered 298 never-before-used Toyota Priuses. Officials found the fleet of electric vehicles after having learned of them via El Nuevo Herald, a Spanish language newspaper in South Florida.
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City of Miami discovers 300 vehicles it bought in 2006. And never used. in TCL, a hate-breeding, uppity, dysfunctional, playground of a forum that we love in teh interwebz.
Last edited by JimmyD; 05-01-2012 at 12:02 PM.
I was listening to this on NPR yesterday - the total vehicle count is much higher.
Here's how it happens(from me, not npr):
City budget slashed, people let go/maintenance budgets slashed, etcetc.
the motor pool doesn't change their operating practices, so regularly scheduled purchase orders still go out for xx cars every 4 months(or whatever). Cars are delivered, bills are paid, nobody at the "i park the cars" level gives a crap enough to raise a stink that none of the cars are being used because, after all, it isn't THEIR money that is being wasted.