Miller introduces bill to alleviate transportation shortages

WASHINGTON, DC (WOAY)—Representative Carol Miller has introduced a bill to address a shortage of vehicles available to private transportation companies.

The bill would create a program under the General Service Administration to sell used government vehicles to companies that can’t find inventory.

Miller said that it is a step towards addressing the shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“COVID-19 had a devastating impact on the passenger ground transportation industry and caused a gap in transportation services available around the country. The Small Business Transportation Investment Act will help local transportation companies stay in business while providing jobs to workers and mobility to the public,” Miller said.

Half of the government’s surplus vehicles would be made available for purchase by private transportation companies under the proposed program. Each vehicle would be sold either at a price that covers the cost of the program or at open market value, depending on which one was cheaper.

There are protections in place to limit the resale of vehicles by the companies after they purchase them.

Read the full text of the bill here:



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