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Executive Office of the President

Home-To-Work Vehicle Usage

Home-to-Work (HTW) transportation imposes a major cost burden to the taxpayer. Current guidance that governs HTW utilization within the departments of the Executive Branch is overly permissive and leaves room for wide interpretation which leads to overuse and misuse of government vehicles. This is due primarily to a lack of definitions assigned to words in the key subsection of 31USC1344 which allows HTW usage, especially... more »

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Legislative Branch

Sell Government Motor Vehicles (20 Years and Older)

The government wastes billions of dollars per year with under utilized vehicles depreciating in our government motor pools. Many vehicles aren't even used at all. The first place to tackle this problem is to identify the oldest and least used vehicles in the fleet. Any 1991 motor vehicle or older should be sold. The government would save millions of dollars in direct/indirect maintenance cost, reduce the government's... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Streamline the vehicle fleet and save millions

I have completed a study at our facility that would save us $170,000 in a 10 year period for just 6 vehicles. Imagine what kind of savings would take place if we applied this government wide. Not olny would we save money but we would also reduce petroleum by over 20% and GHG's by even a higher percentage. If you would like to see a power point i have made on the subject email me at nathan.bailey@va.gov

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Department of Defense

Plasma Gasification and SynGas to Diesel Overseas

Diesel is largely used to power generators and run vehicles for contingency operations in forward deployed regions (i.e., Korea). In the case of a contingency operation, it can cost as much as $400 a gallon for this fuel. It costs significantly less to reform SynGas (H+CO) into diesel. To acquire a reliable SynGas source, I recommend funding the construction of plasma gasification units in all enduring garrisons in forward... more »

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Department of State

NEGOTIATE VEHICLE OIL CHANGE FEE'S

We should stop paying approximately $30.00 - $50.00 for each government vehicle oil change for an estimated fleet of 600,000 vehicles government wide. Currently, we use hundreds of oil change facilities including national brands, car dealerships, etc. I recommend that we negotiate flat rate fee's for individual oil changes at 3-5 national brands and implement guidance for using these brands. If a designated brand... more »

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