Imagine this you have a hybrid or electric car that you want to take on a long distance trip but only have so much battery charge and can't make the trip. Well there is a solution, you just take the next EZ Charge toll lane that charges your car while you drive parallel to the interstate. Inductors embedded in the road surface charge your car through an inductive coil located on the underside of the car while you drive... more »
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Nuclear powered hover crafts elminates the need for constructing new roads, the dependance on fossil fuels, destruction of earth's atmosphere is contained, air polluition is reduced significantly, allows for faster more acurate transportation. Creates jobs.
The U.S. cargo preference program and other Maritime subsidies to U.S. merchant vessels cost American taxpayers millions of dollars each year to promote and maintain inefficient and non-competitive shipping practices. The U.S. fleet continues to diminish despite increasing cargo preference requirements for the transportation of vital humanitarian assistance cargoes necessary to achieve global food security objectives... more »
Reduce the use of Traffic Control Police Officers Giving Speeding Tickets. Traffic Cameras are much more effective and do not cost as much. There is a terrible amount of wasted talent and money. Take the example of many other developed nations (Germany, Japan, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands, Australia and England) that have already done this and proved how much money can be saved. Our Police... more »
Back in 2007, the FAA claimed that ADS-B would produce savings of $820 million between then and 2035. That was when the estimated annual subscription cost was $1.4 Billion. However, as of 2010, the annual subscription costs are now $3-4 Billion. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that the cost savings disappear when the subscription costs more than double. Instead of saving $820 Million over a period of 28... more »
When ever there is severe weather such as a hail storm coming within reaching distance of any base, I suggest moving all Gov't Vehicles under cover. How many thousands, tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars can the Gov't save if each Gov't Vehicle on each base missed just one hail storm? Imagine, how much the Gov't could save if they all missed every hail storm.
I propose that bases that share an airfield with a civilian Airport have a shuttle service from the base straight to the airport allowing members to leave their cars on base and not incure a $10-$25 per day per vehicle charge that the Government picks up the tab for.
On all the Federally sponsored highway projects, we always see these large orange signs that say "your highway tax dollars hard at work....". Recommendation: get rid of these signs! Who reads them? And really who cares what portion of funding was provided by the federal government vs the state? You could eliminate millions of dollars a year and NO ONE would miss these sign! Thank you.
Create a single travel order system for all Government agencies. Have the Dept. of Transportation be in charge of the system, and eliminate all the other systems. This would stream line the process and be more efficient. There would be no need for SATO, and several other vendors to the Government. In the end saving the Government millions.
Vehicle inspections should be eliminated. They should just have cars tested for emissions at local garage. There should be a permanent driver's license and registration for one fee and does not expire. This would be state wide and would save a ton of money.
I suggest that you put high speed rail or even light rail in the medians of our inter state highways. The government already owns the real estate and the roads already go where people want to go, so instead of acquiring more land to build new high speed rail to reduce fuel consumption and reduce wear and tear on the adjacent pavement and to reduce greenhouse gas emission, use the land we already have to get people to... more »
In the commonwealth of Pennsylvania along with the states of Texas and California, there are several, Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO), with an area of geographical responsibility. My suggestion would be the consolidation of certain offices. In Pennsylvania, there are four FSDO’s and one Certificate Management Office for US Airways Airline. The Harrisburg office would become part of Allegheny Office and the Allentown... more »
There are large expenses in maintaining air traffic control towers - hvac, facilities, engine generators, etc. Also, air traffic controllers are paid high salaries. NATCA would like you to think they are suffering and poor, but the public is not that ignorant. With today's high speed technology and redundancy capabilities, it is possible to simply have a few poles with video cameras placed around the airport, instead... more »
The Family-School Partnership Act (Labor Code Section 230.8) is a California law that allows parents, grandparents, and guardians time off from work to participate in their children's school or child care activities. A similar policy should be in effect, as an added employee benefit to attract and retain employees.
Provide better ways to arrange for travel than GovTrip. There are other options that would save more funds. Our office used to have a travel agent service before GovTrip. Their efforts saved us more than everyone's time fighting with GovTrip. Allow us to use online travel sites or set up agency agreements with one or more travel sites. Allow the traveler to use best judgement to save travel funds, then manage the... more »