GPS Tracking Coming to Fulton City Vehicles

8 years 1 week 1 day ago Thursday, November 04 2010 Nov 4, 2010 Thursday, November 04, 2010 7:55:25 PM CDT November 04, 2010 in News

FULTON - The city council approved a plan Tuesday to equip city vehicles with tracking technology. A grant from the Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency will provide Fulton with up to 29 GPS units for its city vehicles. The vehicles covered include utility, fire, solid waste, and street maintenance.

The Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association, a non-profit organization, is giving more than $3,000 dollars to the city for the installation. MIRMA officials said with the success of the GPS tracking programs in Columbia and Jefferson City, Fulton will also benefit by keeping track of city vehicle locations.

Matt Harline, assistant to the Fulton city manager, said the GPS tracking system will help the city during the winter months by providing pinpoint locations of its snow plows.

Officials said the GPS system could also exonerate city officials who may be reported for excessive speeding or property damage.

The tracking program will be fully operational early next year. Harline said the new program could be expanded to cover more city vehicles.





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