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GSA Updates Federal Privately Owned Vehicle Reimbursement Rates

Market-based rates reflect cost of travel expenses

GSA # 10659

January 4, 2010
Contact: Jeffrey Woodworth, (202) 501-1231

WASHINGTON – New federal government reimbursement rates for the use of privately owned vehicles while on official business became effective Jan.1, the U.S. General Services Administration announced today.

The 2010 privately owned vehicle reimbursement rates are:

Automobile - $0.50/mile
Motorcycle - $0.47/mile
Airplane - $1.29/mile

Developed by GSA in consultation with the Department of Defense, the Department of Transportation, and government employees’ union representatives, the rates reflect an extensive market-based analysis of the cost of operating privately owned automobiles, motorcycles, and airplanes used for government business.

GSA is mandated by law not to exceed the single standard mileage rate for automobiles established by the Internal Revenue Service.

For further information about the 2010 privately owned vehicle reimbursement rates and how they are determined, visit

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