Board authorizes sheriff to purchase new inmate transportation rig


Last updated 4/9/2018 at 9:22pm

RIVERSIDE -- The Riverside County Board of Supervisors authorized Sheriff Stan Sniff to acquire a 40-foot inmate transportation bus, outfitted with sophisticated camera gear and security mechanisms, for $650,656.

The board voted 5-0, without comment, to allow the sheriff to complete the purchase of the Motor Coach Industries vehicle for delivery in the current fiscal year.

According to sheriff’s officials, buses manufactured by Bluebird, Eagle and Thomas were also considered, but the MCI product offered the best options.

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