The U.S. Postal Service has asked Congress for $624 million to replace 11 percent of its automobiles, GovExec reported Tuesday.
Mark Saunders, a USPS spokesman, told GovExec the request is preliminary at this juncture and must go through other prioritization processes before approval.
Eric Katz reports the agency expects to spend $3 million for vehicles this year, but the planned purchase of 24,000 units would make an almost 20,000 percent rise in expenditures.
The agency is required to submit financial plans to Congress but is not entitled to federal allocations, GovExec reports.