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Department of Veterans Affairs

Centralized transportation module for VA wide use

Recently coming from the transportation field within the U.S. military, i've come to appreciate the order in which this branch of the gov. operates. Working now in the same field for the VA is the a great shift, exept for the fact that i feel that i went from the future back to the stone age. Not the best comparison but close. One of the main problems that I've come to notice is the lack of a system that tracks all the... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

GOVs

I was a GS-5 when I was commuting to and from work an hour and a half one way. I understand that i took my job and that I knew that I would be living that far from work. I am a single mom of two and I wasnt going to pick my kids up and move them from where they grew up right away. What my point is, is that GS-12s and higher get take home vehicles...why? They only live 20 min away 90% of them. If I could afford $450 in... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Enforcement Towers

It is completely possible to cut down our budget and increase the detection and apprehension of all illegal incursions into the United States. The current enforcement tactics along the mountainous areas of the border include agent presence, scope deployments, and sensor deployments. Our current use of personnel and infrastructure do not utilize available technology as efficiently and effectively as possible. Currently... more »

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Department of Defense

government vehicles

most of the vehicles the government uses are diesel which is good considering they have better fuel mileage but! when you start and stop them constantly doing fod checks, towing equipment, and etc. it damages the engine, starter, etc. why dont we switch to normal gas or like in other posts eco friendly vehicles.

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Department of Defense

GSA Vehicle Service Agreement

As the number of GSA vehicles in our fleet grows, more and more time and fuel is spent shuttling these vehicles in town to an authorized service center for the most basic of needs. We are not according to contract authorized to use shop supplies, equipment, of facilities to do the simplest items of maintenance and upkeep. It seems counter productive when a vehicle needs a headlamp, windshield wiper blade, oil change,... more »

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Department of Defense

Electric or Hybrid Government Vehicles

Implement mandatory procurement of electric or hybrid non-tactical government vehicles i.e sedans, vans and small trucks by the DoD globally. Currently, base transportation vehicle pools do not have an observable quantity of electric or hybrid vehicles. If a study or an inventory was conducted today, it would show that the DoD and taxpayers would SAVE millions of dollars in fuel and operation costs by converting their... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Quarterly Vehicle Inspections

We all know that government issued vehicles are a big expense in the government. However, they are a bigger expense then they need to be because of how poorly they are maintained, and that is largely because most government employees don't care for the government vehicles as they would their personal vehicles. This abuse destroys the vehicles in a shorter period of time. My suggestion is to have quarterly vehicle inspection... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Reevaluate Home-to-Work Vehicles

The justification for home-to-work vehicles is availability for call outs. Tucson Border Patrol Sector has approx. 300 home-to-work vehicles. Most of these are SUV's or trucks that average 16 MPG. If the average commute is 50 miles RT and average gas cost is $3.47/ gallon the average use per vehicle is 3 gallons/day. 300 vehicles x 3 gallons=900 gallons/day. 900 gallons x $3.47=$3123/day. The average work year is... more »

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Postal Service

Hybrid and/or Electric Vehicles for the USPS

As the operator of the largest civilian fleet of vehicles in the country, the United States Postal Service (USPS) could save money by gradually substituting its gas-powered vehicles with hybrid (gas/electric) and/or electric-only vehicles. For residential deliveries, for instance, hybrids would run on electricity alone during delivery stops, and quick runs from one residence to another. Some of the benefits from this... more »

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Department of the Interior

Capture monthly vehicle mileage without using employee resources

We are required to submit vehicle mileages for all GSA vehicles on a monthly basis. In our office of approximately 80 employees, we currently have 26 GSA vehicles. The Vehicles are usually in the field when the email request to retrieve mileages goes out. It seems like there should be a way to capture the mileage without involving so many employees because whenever fuel is purchased using the fleet credit card, the odometer... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Minor Vehicle Damage

Instead of spending thousands of dollars each year( maybe millions govet wide) repairing minor dings, dents and scratches esp on bumpers as they might occur, wait until the vehicle is being replaced and then repair them to avoid multiple replacements, like the entire tailgate several times during the agency life of the vehicle

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Department of Energy

Establish Fuel Economy Standards for Government Rental Cars

Government agencies conduct a significant amount of travel and transportation activities through private rental car companies, under travel regulations and rental terms established by GSA. GSA could establish minimum fuel economy standards that would apply to government car rentals for gasoline powered cars. A vehicle rented under a government rental car contract would need to meet the fuel economy standards specified... more »

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