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Columbus considers plan to replace aging vehicles

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - The Columbus city manager is asking the city council to spend about $5.9 million this year to replace some of the city's aging vehicles.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that almost a third of the city government's 1,319 vehicles are running on borrowed time because practically none have been replaced since 2008.

City Manager Isaiah Hugley says the lack of spending on the city's fleet in recent years is partly due to the weak economy.

As a result, almost a third of the city's fleet meets the criteria for replacement, according to a presentation to be made to the Columbus City Council this week. Of those 386 vehicles, 204 are used by the general government and 182 are public safety vehicles.

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