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Mayor: GPS will save fuel

Everyone knows the price of gas and fuel is going up, including the city of Albany. The Mayor suggests all city vehicles be equipped with GPS systems to save gas.

Tuesday Albany City Commissioners OK'd the low bid for the estimated fuel contract for the next year.

That estimate is more than $3,453,000. City planners say they don't believe they will spend that much. In 2010 the city paid $1,679,000 for all the gas and diesel the 894 city vehicles and motorized equipment burned.

Mayor Dr. Willie Adams said GPS systems would help workers with directions, and drive less miles.

"We have to be sure that there is a minimum amount of abuse, if any, has taken place. All your major companies have GPS systems on their vehicles. Albany is a major company, so to speak," said Adams.

The city estimate is based on $3.07 a gallon for gas, and $3.44 a gallon for diesel. The city does not have to pay tax for their fuel.

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