Department of Homeland Security

Refined parking (bicycles, motorcycles, van pools and private autos)

In order to encourage less traffic congestion put out more bicycle stalls at government offices close to employee entrances, allow free motorcycle parking closest to office doors after handicapped parking, than have free van/car pool parking and finally the masses of cars can park farthest from the office buildings. I realize this will not work well in places like Alaska in the winter but in places like Washington, ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Reduce or Eliminate Executive Motor Pools!

Executive motor pools should be dramatically reduced or eliminated. Senior officials should use public transportation wherever possible, not government vehicles. The cost savings include less need for these: parking spaces, vehicle purchase, vehicle maintenance, personal drivers, and motor pool management. If public transportation is not available, they should conduct their business electronically, carpool, or use ...more »

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Department of Defense

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Charge Government employees for parking on Government property. It's a privilege to work for the Government, we are compensated well and the money can be used for road maintenance and repairs. Those in the civilian sector pay for parking close to their work; why shouldn't we?

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Department of Agriculture

Automated ticket/token gates for parks/forests recreation areas

Currently, there is a person operating the toll booth for the forests recreational areas. At some point, depending on manpower, there are people doing compliance and ticketing those who do not have the paper pass on their windshield. I suggest you mimick what other places like hospital or college parking lots do with the automated ticket/token gates that have a moveable arm raising and lowering when entering/exiting. ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Parking Revenue instead of Parking Perk for Executives

Executives who have special parking privileges should pay the market rate. Taxpayers should not be paying for executive parking privileges. There parking fees should be a source of revenue instead of a tax burden.

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General Services Administration

Fairness in Commuting Choices

Why should the taxpayer subsidize parking for Federal employee's vehicles? The huge parking lots at Federal facilities should be paid for by the users of those parking lots. Implementing a fee for parking at Federal facilities for employees would simultaneously accrue these benefits: 1)Defray the operating costs of Federal facilities 2)Create a disincentive to single occupancy vehicle commuting, thereby reducing air ...more »

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Parking Subsidy Encourages Environmental Destruction

Eliminate the parking subsidy and the pre-tax deduction for parking. This will dramatically reduce the number of people who drive to work, reduce the carbon footprint, reduce congestion, and encourage use of public transportation, carpooling, and telework.

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Executive Office of the President

Converting Park Land to Parking Lots was a Bad Idea

In recent years, in the name of security, a substantial amount of formerly public space has been converted to restricted access parking for special gov't employees. I suggest all branches of the Federal government stop providing free or heavily subsidized parking to its employees -- especially on formerly public parks and streets. This practice is bad for the environment and a poor use of public resources. Fed gov't ...more »

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Department of Energy

PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH--DOE !! --- USE EVs

Install electric vehicle chargers (already budgeted) at the HQ parking lot and pay for the electricity from the SEET travel subsidy budget. Charging at work will double the range of EVs thereby doubling their benefit and will therefore increase the number of workers whose commute is amenable to EVs. EVs lower city pollution, a stated purpose of the SEET program.

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Department of Energy

Make parking lots greener, safer, and cheaper by installing solar panel shade structures in all government facility parking lots

Solar shade structures will protect visitors cars from getting overheated and save on thousands of autos using up more gasoline to cool their cars down. The solar panels would also collect enough energy to maintain parking lot lights, call boxes, gates, etc. off the grids. Additionally, the solar panels would reduce black top glare reflected onto other building nearby that builds up AC costs in those buildings. And ...more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Save Governement Travel Dollars

Make Federal employees justify use of valet parking at airports. A number of new door to door valet parking services are offered at airports. These cost the government a lot more money than traditional park and ride facilities. Set policies that prevent the use except for people with disabilities or other valid reason and save valuable travel dollars throughout the Federal Government. This might be accomplished by ...more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

How to Lower Airport Parking Costs

When contractors and/or civil servants go on travel, there are not always guidelines about where to park at the airport. Some parking lots charge up to $25 a day for parking. I suggest that all agencies should work out deals with local commercial parking services to get a discounted airport parking rate, and then require all contractors and civil servants to use the parking service. This way all agencies would save money ...more »

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