gpsmapThe Baton Rouge Public Works Department is moving towards integration and implementation of GPS trackers in 900 city vehicles within the next four years. The Assistant Director of Management and Finance for Baton Rouge Public Works Department describes that the city’s primarily need for GPS is to track street sweepers and diesel fuel pump trucks that services tractors and heavy equipment, but the city hopes to expand this to most city vehicles.

Using GPS tracking can be a huge money saver for cities because they can use GPS tracking systems to check in on their employee’s location, properly dispatch workers, and overall increase productivity and efficiency.

Lafayette City-Parish Emergency Operations Coordinator Mike Mouton describes the move towards GPS, “We use it as a matter of checks and balances.”

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