Showing 11 ideas for tag "fuel savings"
kudos icon +

Department of Agriculture

Save Money on Travel and Training

In the department of AG in my state, many of the vehicles we drive are trucks. We have long distances to cover for field work, and the largest item we ever carry in those trucks are ATVs. In addition we have several 2-wheel drive pickup trucks, presumably to save on the cost of a 4-wheel drive. However, given that we can't take the 2-wheel drive pickup where we can take the 4-wheel drive, why have a pickup at all? Why... more »

Voting

4 likes
Active
kudos icon +

Department of Homeland Security

Cruise Control SAVES Millions

While I understand why we use compact (or smaller) cars, an unfortunate side effect is that it is usually not possible to rent one with cruise control. This is not just a convenience. DOE's fueleconomy.gov says "Using cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, will save gas," and the FTC and EPA make similar statements at their websites. The question is how much gas would... more »

Voting

1 like
Active
kudos icon +

Department of Homeland Security

Fuel Savings

Generators and Fuel Savings – The United States Government (FEMA) spends thousands if not millions of dollars a year on the initial fueling of vehicles and generators prior to a disaster. For 1 applicant I personally granted $12,000 in fuel costs.
What the FEMA fleet system does that can save all of us money. Keep emergency responders vehicles and generators full every day. This is beneficial for several reasons:
1.... more »

Voting

1 like
Active
kudos icon +

Department of Justice

Drive Share Program

Institute a voluntary drive share program. Employees can anonymously enter their locations on a virtual map so that those near each other can easily connect via a software program. Work hours can also be posted to coordinate times. The program would even have the ability to coordinate so that one could travel in with one person and travel home with another. This would save on gas and wear and tear on vehicles resulting... more »

Voting

3 likes
Active
kudos icon +

Legislative Branch

Establish parking fees at all federal offices

Establish a parking fee at all federal buildings that currently have free parking for motor vehicles. Parking fees can be patterned after the US Forest Service trail pass fees, where each site would have a self-service permit system for a daily fee, along with a longer term permit fee for yearly use. Fees could be determined using the Forest Services current fee structure - $5 per day or (is it) $30 per year.

Parking... more »

Voting

2 likes
Active
kudos icon +

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 »

Voting

20 likes
Active
kudos icon +

Department of Defense

Go Hybrid

Many of the vehicles in the DOD, in my experience exclusively the military, are depended on day by day for many to perform the mission. Whether it be to drive to and from a briefing, sitting idle to watch traffic and clock speeders/ those who roll through the stop signs, to sit idle and drive crew chiefs and aircraft specialsts back and forth on the flight line as they prepare jets for their missions, the list goes on.... more »

Voting

10 likes
Active
kudos icon +

Department of Energy

Convert Garage at North Forrestal Building Into Office Space

Convert the Forrestal garage into offices to add one entire floor to the North Forrestal building, Conversion demonstrates that the Secretary is serious about getting DOE employees out of cars and into public transportation. Conversion would allow many of the DOE L'Enfant Plaza Occupannts to return to the HQ building, Save fuel, save rent money, more effective operations with co-located emloyees.

Voting

2 likes
Active
kudos icon +

Postal Service

Post Office Should Charge for Home Delivery

It doesn't make sense that it costs money for a person to rent a box at the Post Office, but it's free to receive mail at home. If any other business ran their company this way they'd be out of business. Doesn't it cost more money to deliver mail across town than to stuff mail in a slot at the Post Office?

The Post Office could charge a nominal fee to deliver mail to individual homes and a reduced fee to deliver mail... more »

Voting

2 likes
Active
kudos icon +

Department of the Interior

Encourage the Use of Webcasts for Meetings to Cut Travel Costs

In many cases, meetings take place that involve different agencies or field offices. If we encourage the use of webcasting for meetings we would save tax money by cutting back on printing costs, fuel, and employee time. Meeting materials would be sent via email before the meeting or shown in a presentation during the webcast. This would save dollars on printing materials to hand out in meetings. Also, by meeting through... more »

Voting

5 likes
Active
kudos icon +

Department of Veterans Affairs

Implement BVAMC Beneficiary Travel Tool Nationally

Early in July I developed a beneficiary travel tool to expedite a task for myself and a colleague in calculating copious amounts of information on Beneficiary Travel mileage. Upon utilizing this tool, it became evident this simple tool could be used by other VA staff to more accurately complete beneficiary travel vouchers. The tool is a simple web based interface that tells the mileage between a Veteran’s residency... more »

Voting

8 likes
Active