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Department of Transportation

Reduce Travel & Travel Costs by increasing the FTR's TDY radius

Change the Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) to increase the Temporary Duty (TDY) travel radius from 35 miles to 60 miles. This change would save money and cause agencies to perform better since:

(1) It would stop the current practice of federal employees in downtown Washington, DC collecting lodging and per-diem reimbursements while attending conferences in the DC suburbs (Leesburg, Frederick, etc).

(2) It would cause... more »



Department of Defense

Incentivize TDY savings and encourage cultural learning

Current department of defense policy pays very high per diem rates for travel, particularly overseas. This proposal would incentivize staying below per-diem, often at culturally immersed local market facilities, by returning a portion of the money saved by staying below the per-diem cap back to the traveler. For example, if the lodging per-diem rate in Berlin is $300, but I find a German Gasthaus for $100, I would get... more »


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