Showing 8 ideas for tag "public transportation"
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Legislative Branch

Reimburse Actual Travel Costs Only

Many agencies are still reimbursing a full Per Diem Rate plus M&IE. At other agencies, when an employee saves money by choosing less expensive lodging, the savings is split with the employee as incentive.

Stop this. All travel costs should be paid for with a travel card. M&IE should only pay actual expenses. Public transportation should be used first, unless cost savings of rental cars can be shown/justified/pre-approved.... more »

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Social Security Administration

When relocating "city" offices - send to cheaper "suburb" areas

There are many government offices close to each other in big cities. Move some of them to cheaper locations, for example move an office from the Washington DC area to Manassas where there is plenty of space, cheaper expenses, and is close to public transportation.

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Department of Homeland Security

Encourage Biking, Link to Transportation Subsidy

Upgrade the bike storage facilities at government buildings to encourage biking to work, then link the usage of these facilities to a commiserate reduction of any transportation subsidy the employee receives. So, if I bike to work thrice a week, my transportation subsidy is likewise automatically reduced by the cost of Metro for those three days. Such a linkage could be done through an employees badge which would be scanned... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Allow employees to share a taxi while in travel.

Employees in travel status for trainings, etc. are often denied the use of taxis for transportation and are directed to use an airport shuttle to and from the hotel. However, if two or more persons shared a taxi, it often costs significantly less than a shuttle for each individual.

If a shared taxi ride proves to cost the government less money than a shuttle, then employees should be allowed this option, especially... 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 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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Legislative Branch

PTIP

PTIP is an excellent program that encourages the use of public transportation and reduces daily vehicle emissions. It encourages employees to live near public transportation to use the benefit to best advantage, thereby helping to curb sprawl development in the "ex-urbs." Thru PTIP, the government sets a good example for other large employers to do their part to reduce traffic congestion and pollution. My suggestion... more »

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