I have been told the Chevrolet Braun should have been a 2018 Dodge Caravan. The cost wasn’t included, just this:
By: Diane Benjamin
Besides the 39 fixed route buses and 18 Mobility buses, Connect Transit owns other vehicles. I received this information by FOIA.
The 4 vehicles they bought this year replaced 2 the July documentation claims are past their useful life – 5 years old. The other two replaced leased ELECTRIC vehicles because the lease expired.
Since they are buying electric buses and solar panels, why didn’t they buy electric cars? Was there a problem with the two they leased?
PDF page 93
4 – 2019 Ford Taurus – 8/28/19 $23,980 each $95,920 Greenfield
These were purchased through the State of Illinois Vehicle contract. They expected to pay $99,920. In October they wrote these checks: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YuC2aXtKG7e4yMXB4TMhE0LIo1pFBund/view
1 Chevrolet Braun van (I asked for more info, I will add it if I get it)
1 – 2017 Ford Taurus 1/11/17 $20,139 Greenville
2 – 2016 Ford Taurus 10/13/2016 $18,185 each $36.370 Springfield
1 – 2014 Ford F250 9/19/2013 $30,986 Missouri
1 – 2005 Ford Ranger 5/11/05 $13,340 Decatur
1 – 2013 Chevy Malibu 4/4/2013 $24 989 Decatur
(without the Braun)
I also asked for a list of employees authorized to drive these vehicles, this was the response:
This is not every employee, I don’t know how many they employ.