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SOURCE U.S. General Services Administration
With savings and efficiencies in mind, GSA announces new approach to fleet management and services
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the lead of popular low-cost commercial car sharing ventures, GSA is actively pursuing similar initiatives to help federal agencies reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and optimize vehicle use. GSA manages more than 200,000 vehicles, one of the largest non-tactical federal fleets in the U.S. government. Today, the agency issued a Request for Information (RFI) today seeking innovative ideas from commercial vendors that could help the federal government incorporate car sharing government-wide and reduce the federal fleet overtime. GSA will also launch a car sharing pilot program in Washington DC, Boston, New York City and Chicago to immediately explore best practices and test how the government can effectively integrate low-cost alternative transportation services. GSA's ultimate goal is to help agencies find savings in their fleet program.
GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini and GSA Federal Acquisition Services Commissioner Tom Sharpe weigh in:
"Every day across America, families and businesses look for practical ways to save money. GSA is doing just that with this first-of-its-kind car-sharing program that drives down costs, increases efficiency, and improves operations of the government fleet program." - Dan Tangherlini, GSA Administrator
"GSA manages one of the largest federal fleets in the U.S. government. This common-sense approach will help agencies focus their limited resources on their critical mission, rather than fleet services. We will be able to test whether it is more cost-effective and beneficial to use a car sharing service in lieu of taxi cabs, renting, leasing and/or purchasing a vehicle." - Tom Sharpe, Federal Acquisition Services, GSA
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