Back in Black: Plan Would Reduce Federal Limousine Use

Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) released a new report called “Back in Black” that outlines how the Federal Government can reduce the deficit by $9 trillion dollars over the next 10 years while balancing the federal budget.

Reduce the Number of Limousines Owned by Federal Agencies

In the past two years, the Federal Government’s limousine fleet has grown 73%. The government owned 238 limos in 2008, but by 2010, that number reached 412.

The State Department fleet grew from 65 limos in 2008 to 259 in 2010. The most common type of limo purchased was a Cadillac with a base price of $60,000.

If the Federal Government reduces the number of limousines back to the 2008 levels, $115.5 million dollars can be saved over 10 years.

Reduce Non-Limousine Federal Vehicle Fleet Budget by 20 Percent

Currently, Federal Agencies own or lease over 662,000 cars, vans, sport-utility vehicles, trucks, buses and ambulances. According to the Government Accountability Office, these vehicles consume about one million gallons of fuel per day.

Reducing the federal vehicle fleet by 20% will save the federal government $5.6 billion dollars over 10 years.

How will NYC and JFK limo service be affected? Only time will tell.

Read the full article on FedSmith.com, a portal for sources of  information impacting the Federal community.

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