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Politics & Government
Tue April 2, 2013
Detroit to receive new fleet of emergency vehicles
Detroit will soon have a new fleet of emergency vehicles.
An order released by emergency manager Kevyn Orr will allow the city to accept corporate donations of vehicles.
Orr determined that this order will "play a vital role in ensuring continuity of essential services and restoring financial stability to the City of Detroit."
Among the corporations donating vehicles to the city of Detroit include: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Quicken Loans, The Kresge Foundation, Penske, Platinum Equity, and FirstMerit.
This is a part of The Active and Safe Campaign, a $50 million public-private partnership aimed at increasing safety, health, and overall well-being in the city of Detroit.
$8 million of this funding will be used to lease 123 emergency vehicles for the city.
These vehicles will be owned and maintained by a nonprofit corporation and replace Detroit's aging and deteriorating fleet of emergency vehicles.
- Marlon Phillips, Michigan Radio Newsroom