Skip to main content
Texas Legislature 2023

Aging state vehicle fleet fuels tens of millions in new money requests by agencies

Many state-owned vehicles are aging past the standards for replacement. Early budget drafts signal that lawmakers are considering funding some $237.6 million in requests for new ones.

Sec. of State Jane Nelson stands beside a 25-year-old Ford Ranger with over 30,000 miles on it, the agency’s only vehicle since 1998, on Feb. 8, 2023. "She's a grand old dame, but it's time for her to retire," Nelson said.

Urgent needs

Large fleets, high costs

How to prioritize

Texans need truth. Help us report it.

Support independent Texas news

Become a member. Join today.

Donate now

Explore related story topics

State government Attorney General's Office Department of Public Safety Jane Nelson Ken Paxton Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Texas Department Of Criminal Justice