- Associated Press - Friday, July 18, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Employees in New Jersey’s largest city may soon find themselves without free rides.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the City Council on Friday announced a new plan aimed at curtailing the use of city-owned vehicles.

All unmarked vehicles used by directors, managers and other administrative personnel must be returned to the motor pool on Monday. City seals will be affixed to the vehicles and employees must turn in their fuel cards.

Vehicles that are in good condition will be assigned to the motor pool.

Baraka says employees have used unmarked city vehicles for personal business for years. The mayor says many don’t need them to perform their duties.

Baraka says officials will ensure the vehicles are assigned only for those who have city business.

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