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Car Sharing

Who: Peace Corps

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Where: Chicago, IL

Background:  Peace Corps' Chicago regional office maintains sixteen office-based recruiters and three GSA leased vehicles. The vehicles are used for recruitment trips to various universities across an eleven state region. Because Peace Corps vehicles often remain unused, there are opportunities to recapture cost by analyzing changes to the fleet. The pilot asks whether car sharing is a feasible management option to recapture cost associated with underutilized vehicles while helping achieve Executive Order targets.

What will happen in 2013:  This initiative, focused in Chicago, plans to create a roadmap to vehicle sharing with other agencies, and explore commercial car sharing services through the GSA schedule. The pilot aims to demonstrate that interagency partnerships can assist Peace Corps achieve Executive Order targets, contribute to a better use of financial resources, and positively impact agency goals.

In the next year, the pilot will provide best practices for other small to medium sized agencies looking for flexible fleet solutions. The pilot aims to demonstrate that interagency partnerships can assist Peace Corps achieve Executive Order targets, contribute to a better use of financial resources, and positively impact agency goals.

See the Presentation from the Aug.7, 2013 Webinar:
Fleet Optimization, Car Sharing & Sustainability (PDF) (18 pp, 600K, About PDF)

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