Showing 7 ideas for tag "carpool"

General Services Administration

Scheduled Telework Days

Thousands of government employees are now performing their duties via teleworking. The benefit to workers has been great, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Now it's time for the government to maximize it's benefit. I suggest having "set" weekly, bi-weekly or monthly telework days. This would allow building lighting and heating / cooling loads to be reduced to non-occupied levels. The direct energy savings to the... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Save Government Dollars on Travel

Why do we send 4 or 5 people to an entrance conference. I suggest just sending the Senior Auditor and Auditor-In-Charge. If where you are going is less then a 6 hour drive then drive instead of flying. This is especially true when your airfare is 4 times that of larger airports. Let us use whatever travel source we can to save money. GovTrip is not the cheapest on airfare. When 2 or 3 people are going to the same... more »

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Department of Agriculture

ride share and carpooling website

It’s sometimes frustrating to arrive at a conference you have just driven 8 hours to attend and realize that a colleague also just drove the same route on the same day, and you could have carpooled if only you had known the colleague was going. I always check with colleagues from my lab, but I don’t check with other government employees from my city. My idea would be to set up a “ride share” tool within federal government... 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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Legislative Branch

More Commuter Busses

Commuter Busses are a great way to go and come to work! Who really needs to drive to get into DC and congest these streets? Washington/Baltimore has now become the #1 worst traffic in the Nation (according to WTOP Radio--Chris Core). There is no need for all this! The government already subsidizes these busses, but they do not do much to encourage these practices. Each filled Commuter Bus can take off approximately 50... more »

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Department of Justice

Drive Share Program

Institute a voluntary drive share program. Employees can anonymously enter their locations on a virtual map so that those near each other can easily connect via a software program. Work hours can also be posted to coordinate times. The program would even have the ability to coordinate so that one could travel in with one person and travel home with another. This would save on gas and wear and tear on vehicles resulting... more »

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Department of Transportation

Vanpool subsidy

Currently we subsidize employees who vanpool. I understand the philosophy of less congestion on the freeway, but the fact remains that these employees will vanpool regardless if the government subsidizes them or not. Think of it like going to the dentist, the government doesn't pay for dental insurance, but we will pay for cavities, crowns and other mouth related issues because it needs to happen. Not only is money wasted... more »

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