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Government-wide Reuse and Disposal Initiative

I propose that a Government-wide Reuse and Disposal program be established. This would allow for quantifiable cost savings in procurement and disposal across the entire government. It would also result in a measurable reduced impact on the environment. Too often equipment that is disposed of within one agency is still useful to another. A computer that was used for high speed data analysis 3 years ago is still more than ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

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Reduce or Eliminate Executive Motor Pools!

Executive motor pools should be dramatically reduced or eliminated. Senior officials should use public transportation wherever possible, not government vehicles. The cost savings include less need for these: parking spaces, vehicle purchase, vehicle maintenance, personal drivers, and motor pool management. If public transportation is not available, they should conduct their business electronically, carpool, or use ...more »

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Department of the Interior

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License Plates

I don't know if this saves money, but it would certainly be more efficient. Currently, we order license plates when a vehicle comes in and the vehicle/equipment sits until the license plate comes in (sometimes 8+ weeks). So we have assets that can't be used for a couple of months. As a Fleet Manager it seems to me we should operate like local DMV's and order our license plates in bulk and in advance. When a new vehicle ...more »

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Department of the Interior

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License Plates

I don't know if this saves money, but it would certainly be more efficient. Currently, we order license plates when a vehicle comes in and the vehicle/equipment sits until the license plate comes in (sometimes 8+ weeks). So we have assets that can't be used for a couple of months. As a Fleet Manager it seems to me we should operate like local DMV's and order our license plates in bulk and in advance. When a new vehicle ...more »

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Department of Defense

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Vehicle decals

The DOD/DHS decal is currently mounted on the outside of windshields. This is a national security risk; I have removed expired decals in a single piece. Mounting the decals inside vice outside increases national security that may be at risk due to theft. Another option might be a mechanism similar to EZ-Pass devices, in which an electronic chip can register the validity of the car and other data. An electronic device ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

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Eco-friendly beagle transport

Working as a canine handler I spend alot of time in a government vehicle. I am also concerned about the state of our environment and try to been as green as I can in my own life and my career. Driving so much reminds me of how much fuel the government uses in its daily activities and I wonder how we can reduce that. Even a slight reduction accross the board would have a large impact because of the number of vehicles ...more »

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Legislative Branch

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vehicle lease turn in.

Our vehicles are turned in for renewal when there is nothing wrong with them and the mileage is low, they should be evaluated by vehicle.

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Executive Office of the President

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Oil Analysis Program

Implement a government wide mandated oil analysis program for vehicle and equipment fleets. Currently, quite a few agencies are changing oil by mileage. Some at 3000 miles or 400 hours (on equipment). By testing the oil, these intervals can be changed and possibly reduce the amount and frequency of oil changes per year. The costs associated with an oil analysis program is minimal in comparison to the unnecessary changing ...more »

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Legislative Branch

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Facility Engineer

Why does my 1977 Chrysler New Yorker get better gas mileage than any equivalent sized vehicle today? To help you understand its size, it is as big as any Ford F350, but has the same towing capacity of 8000lbs. Where are our true advances in the Auto Industry? Why can't the absolute worst MPG that ANYTHING gets is 30-35mpg? Why are we still"stuck" in the high teens and lower 20s for MPG? And what happened to the PNGV (Partnership ...more »

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Department of the Interior

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Facility Engineer

Buy stripped down, or base model, vehicles. There is no need to have a 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid that is fully, and I mean FULLY, loaded with elctrical/electronic systems. Where are the true fuel savings? I have a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda that gets better gas mileage! I'm all for hybrid/IC vehicles, but not when they are loaded with gimmicky stuff like Sirius radio, Voice Recognition, etc. It is pure gimmicky people. When ...more »

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