The General Services Administration has awarded contracts to four car rental companies as part of the agency’s pilot program to explore vehicle sharing options in Washington, Boston, Chicago and New York City.
Carpingo, Enterprise CarShare, Hertz and ZipCar will offer car share options to federal employees in the cour cities that use government vehicles on an hourly basis and no more than one day, GSA said Thursday.
“GSA manages more than 200,000 vehicles, one of the largest non-tactical fleets in the U.S. government,” said Tom Sharpe, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service.
“We are excited about the ongoing developments in car-sharing technology and will continue to test new ways to implement pooling and sharing solutions.”
GSA expects to see an increase in car sharing throughout the government due to what it believes will be constrained budgets.