Change the default option for rental cars used during TDY travel to alternative fuel vehicles. This will increase the demand for these vehicles which will reduce the cost per vehicle to produce. This will in turn increase the demand by the general public. This will reduce consumption of imported petroleum products.
1) You can pay for the flight as usual (through a travel contractor) or you can make your own arrangements and be reimbursed 50% of the ticket price.
2) You can have the government pay for your hotel (pay using a government credit card aka travel card) or you can be reimbursed 50% of the per diem rate for the hotel if you find your own lodging.
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There is also a high unemployment rate in many US cities.
Establishing a program of "Navy Lodge" type facilities using foreclosed properties, and town houses, could provide employment (maintenance personnel,... more »
Overseas we are forced to use only US airline carriers or their equivalent for TDY. In Germany this means Miles and More partners of which United is a partner. These airlines are the most expensive. The inability to use other options cost the government to use more expensive flights. The ability to use other, cheaper airlines is not possible with this policy.
When my unit was sent on a mission for a few weeks, we stayed at a hotel and each member got their own room which was equipped with two beds. My brother, also in my unit, was sent TDY with us and we decided to... more »
There should be a system in place to split the savings between both the traveler and government. 50/50 would suffice, but this could be adjusted. Using the above... more »