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Is Car Sharing More Cost Efficient

by | Nov 12, 2013 | Government Entities

iStock_000000251314Medium_200_150The General Services Administration has been pressing on with its three year old initiative to test technologies designed to help building managers conserve energy. While managers have been working to conserve energy and water, they have also been working to improve operational efficiency, as well as exploring car sharing as a way to conserve resources.

The GSA has asked private sector companies and organizations for input on innovative technologies that they have utilized that have helped them conserve energy. The GSA has taken these technologies and are testing them in federally owned buildings to determine if they make the buildings more efficient.

In the same way, the GSA is now asking private sector companies for input regarding car-sharing practices. This inquiry is an effort by the GSA to test the efficiency of utilizing car-sharing for the federal fleet. The GSA has announced they will pilot the program in Washington, New York, Boston, and Chicago. The test will determine if it is more cost-effective and beneficial to use a car sharing service instead of taxi cabs, renting, leasing and/or purchasing a vehicle.

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