Lexington’s Paul Steidler was quoted by Bloomberg Government in a story about efforts by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) to block a six billion-dollar, ten-year contract between the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and Oshkosh Defense. The Congressman wants USPS to have an electric fleet. To date, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has said that only ten percent of new vehicles will be electric.
However, Steidler warned that if the Oshkosh contract is canceled, it would “take years to work through complex procurement procedures for different vehicles,” and that Rep. Huffman should “be very careful about what he wishes for.” Steidler added, “If he just kills the thing, we’re back at square one, with a very dirty, very antiquated delivery system. It’s going to keep dirty vehicles on the road for a longer period of time.”
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