Comments on The Use of Motor Vehicles By The Atomic Energy Commission

B-150028: Nov 16, 1962

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In connection with a review of the utilization of motor vehicles by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), a question has arisen as to whether the augmentation of the motor vehicle fleet by the use of pickup trucks in place of passenger motor vehicles constitutes a circumvention of the congressional limitation on the number of passenger motor vehicles which may be acquired by AEC during a fiscal year. GAO found that in the absence of any restriction on the purchase of pickup trucks, their purchase for use solely or primarily to transport personnel cannot necessarily be viewed as an unlawful evasion of the limitation on the purchase of passenger vehicles.