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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

travel savings

Employees should be able to book commercial flights that are much cheaper than government contract fares where the benefits of the contract fares are not needed.

Employees should be able to book train travel directly. There are no government savings available, and many trips are not available via Fedtraveler without a costly call to the travel agency. Time, money and stress would be saved if this could be done directly... more »

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Department of Defense

Spin off Public Enterprises (USPS, Amtrak, etc.)

These entities are guzzlers of federal dollars, yet, they continually are in the red and are not effectively managed. Sell them off to the private sector. Let's have a better, more reliable public transportation system (like European trains) and therefore get more people riding them and off the road (thereby saving gas, reducing pollution, etc.)

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Department of Homeland Security

Privatize Amtrak

The solution is to privatize and deregulate passenger rail. Varying degrees of private involvement in passenger rail have been pursued abroad, such as in Australia, Britain, Germany, Japan, and New Zealand. Privatization would allow Amtrak greater flexibility in its finances, in capital investment, and in the operation of its services

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