Federal Government Looks to Car Sharing for Savings

With savings and efficiencies in mind, GSA announces new approach to fleet management and services

WASHINGTON — 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) seeking innovative ideas from commercial vendors that could help the federal government incorporate car sharing government-wide and reduce the federal fleet over time. 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.

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