General Services Administration

GSA Fleet Sharing and Accountability Could Save $6Billion and Environment

GSA has about 212,000 vehicles in its fleet divided among 75 federal agencies. Most of these vehicles are assigned to individuals ie. one vehicle one man. Last year alone, GSA spent $287 Million to buy 17, 205 new vehicles to its fleet bringing the new number to about 220, 205 vehicles. Each vehicle than requires insurance, gas, toll expenses, parking fees in some instances, violations etc etc. Lest not forget most of... more »

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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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Fleet Management

I suggest you do cost comparisons and have GSA manage fleets where GSA cost less than their current fleet management programs. This should be sedans, light trucks, and SUVs only. Each agency should manager their special vehicles ie combat and mission specific vehicles. This would save during acquisitions and across the board maintenance cost. Also it would proved one centralized point of contact for the Government... more »

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Department of State

Correct Vehicles

Pay attention to vehicles ordered for use overseas. It makes no sense to order large, oversized SUVs for use in crowded, tight cities. Why send a Chevy Suburban to Bucharest, Romania - where streets are small, crowded, and gas is expensive - for small deliveries and errands, when a Ford Focus will work better?

Bigger is NOT always better. Consider the location, the need, and the continuing cost.

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Use The Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Available For The Application

All US Government agencies and other affected entities (such as grantees and contractors) shall procure increasing percentages of the most fuel-efficient vehicles available for the application, including hybrid-electric vehicles, as part of their annual vehicle acquisition plans. By 2015, at least 50 percent of new light-duty vehicles acquired by each agency and affected entity shall be the most fuel-efficient vehicles... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Solar Power and Eco-friendly facilites and equipment

We could save millions of dollars in costs just by building better facilities and improving existing facilities and equipment to be more eco-friendly. Currently the El Paso Border Patrol station is an example of the improvements that can be made in this area by using eco-friendly materials as well as solar power which currently supplies almost 20 % of the stations power needs. By utilizing solar power for facilities... more »

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Department of State

Ditch the SUVs Overseas

Replace embassy fleets of gas guzzling 6.0 liter engine Suburban SUVs with fuel-efficient, hybrid vehicles and minivans. This would demonstrate U.S. commitment to new, green technology and save money.

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Department of Energy

E 85 green initiative

I suggest that all major campus areas have their own gasoline stations. Where, you can gas with E85, while not paying all the state taxes. Plus we could negotiate a better price with a vendor since they would be a sole source. We could also, sell to employees of those same campuses, as a better deal for them, (since they would not be paying taxes on those items) as well as to others visiting campus as a way to pay for... more »

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Department of Energy

Buy the right vehicle for the job!

Many agencies purchase alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and place them where no alternative fuel vehicle is available. These AFVs frequently are less fuel efficient than a comparable gasoline or diesel vehicle when operated on petroleum. This means that many AFV acquisitions cost the government money while increasing petroleum use. Place AFVs where alternative fuel exists currently, or will soon (while the government... more »

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Department of Energy

Stop subsidizing parking. Charge for parking at all Federal parking lots.

Parking lots cost money to build and maintain. Parking is often offered as a free employee benefit, which encourages commuting by car and thus energy use. Charging for parking has been proven to reduce parking needs, which can help facilities reduce the size of their parking lots, their impervious surfaces (which lead to storm water runoff), and reduce their overall costs. The costs of the remaining parking facilities... more »

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Contractors have too many government vehicles.

At the contractor sites within the Department of Energy, there are too many government vehicles being made available for the use of the contractor. At these sites, it becomes kind of like a game for the employees to get a government vehicle assigned to them for their use. The contractors are very good at writing up justifications for needs to expand their fleets. In reality, the fleets can be scaled back to save money... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Car Pooling

Arrange direct billing between FEMA and car rental agencies during disasters. As staff arrive into a disaster city, they rent under the group contract, car pool to their work site, and turn their vehicle into Logistics. Logistics then reissues vehicles based on people's ability to car pool (work locations and schedules), need for 4 wheel drives for field work, etc. As a result, car rental costs could be reduced greatly... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Reduce Government Vehicles

Reduce the number of government vehicles. This can be accomplished by prohibiting the use of government vehicles whenever mass transit is available. This will save the taxpayers from purchasing, renting, maintaining, and managing government vehicles.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Save Money on Home Visits

I work in a home based program for the VA. Everyone in my program uses a government vehicle to get to Veterans' homes. I would suggest giving us small, energy efficient vehicles like "smart cars" that only have two seat. In our program only social workers are allowed to transport patients so at most, for social workers, there would be two people in the car at any given time. The majority of my program is made up of... more »

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