Showing 10 ideas for tag "parking"

Department of Transportation

Bus checkpoints to save millions of gallons of gas

At the NASA Glenn Research Center, it's difficult to find parking anywhere on lab. Many people drive a huge 4-door sedan or SUV, just to drive themselves to work. For many suburbs, RTA buses are not spaced optimally for us and using them takes too long to get to work.

I propose finding under-utilized parking lots at checkpoints strategically located miles away from federal workplaces and use them for employee parking.... more »

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Department of Transportation

Implement a parking cashout program nationally

A cash benefit in lieu of free parking or other valuable transportation benefits should be offered. The Federal government owns a lot of property, and a lot of that property is devoted to car parking. The most efficient way to utilize that space is to have individuals recognize the cost of their actions on that space. By offering Federal employees and others who park at Federal facilities cash in lieu of "free" parking,... more »

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Department of Justice

Allow the work week to include all 7 days of the week.

At first blush this might seem counter productive in regard to heating, cooling, guards, etc. However if a cost analysis were undertaken it might prove otherwise. Powering up and cooling/heating buildings after two day of downtime can be very expensive. Allow the work week to consist of all 7 days of the week. If Saturday and Sunday were included as work options it would allow for less need for absence from work for... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

^Mass Transit, decrease road upkeep and onbase traffic

It's simple, the more people that have to drive to work --- the more cars on base --- more parking, more traffic, more upkeep.

There is a public transportation system at Fort Meade, however it is terrible. I live 2 blocks from the train station in Baltimore and yet still opt to drive to work every morning at my own expense.

If the transit system from the trainstation to my office were more reliable then I would be... more »

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Legislative Branch

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Park and Rides $ Windmills

Install electric vehicle charging stations in all government parking lots, muncipally run park and rides and give HOV lane priority to electric vehicles (not hybrids). Also, install micro-wind turbines near majory freeways, as wind is always being generated by passing traffic. As well, install solar car ports at all municipally managed park and rides and government parking facilities. The money currently used to subsidize... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Charge the Market Rate for Parking

This idea applies to ALL federal agencies. All federal employees and visitors should pay the market rate for parking at ALL federal owned and leased buildings. This will encourage the use of public transportation, telecommuting, and carpooling. It will reduce traffic congestion and cost of road maintenance. It will reduce the federal budget deficit.

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Department of Homeland Security

Parking

Please note that this suggestion pertains to the whole of the Executive Branch, and not just the Department of Homeland Security.

While working in the Office of Facilities Administration at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, I discovered that many program offices are acquiring and paying for parking for non-government vehicles.

Paid parking should be strickly for government vehicles. All others should use mass transit... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Research

Make rectifying the parking shortage in so many of the VAMCs a priority. This causes no end of late and missed appointments which disrupts operations -not to mention seriously impairs customer satisfaction.

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Legislative Branch

Eliminate free parking for all government employees who are in l

All employees should pay for their own parking fees, especially those in government-leased space. Many lease agreement have "free spaces" built into the lease. It is free to the employee but not the government and usually the highest graded employee is the one getting the free space.

If the government has to pay for space, the only time the space should be given to an employee for free, is to give the space to employees... more »

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