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NYC Plans To Slash Vehicle Fleet

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Vehicles head outbound on the Brooklyn Bridge - New York, NY - Mar 29, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to WCBS 880)

Vehicles head outbound on the Brooklyn Bridge – New York, NY – Mar 29, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Hundreds of New York City employees who drive city-issued cars, may soon be out of their set of wheels.

WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb On The Story

The city promises to trim $100 million from the budget by cutting it’s fleet of 29,000 vehicles by 10 percent.

“A city vehicle is not a perk,” said deputy mayor Cas Holloway on Monday.

He admits that there are legitimate reasons to be assigned a city car.

“If you are a person at a level or at a job title where you have to respond to services, and I can tell you the city has a lot of services that go 24/7, water, sewer, police, fire, sanitation,” he said.

But he says if you don’t meet the criteria, that’s why public transportation is so good in New York City.

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