Showing 9 ideas for tag "transit"

Department of Transportation

Allow employees to easily return unused transit benefits

The transit benefit is a great program—it encourages the use of environmentally friendly public transit, and lets employees know they’re appreciated. A requirement of the program is an annual “Integrity Awareness” training, which emphasizes that if an employee does not use all of the allotted transit benefit for a given month, that amount must be deducted from the next month’s benefit. For example, if an employee with... more »

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Department of Transportation

Eliminate Transit Subsidies

The Public Transportation Incentive Program is a great program. Its elimination would change my commuting habits.

However, considering the federal debt crisis and the dearth of private sector job opportunities, now is not the time for government to subsidize anything! Eliminate the program and eliminate its costs.

A better approach considering available technology is to encourage employees to telework. This would... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Issue Tablet Computers

While this initially seems like a cost-incurring idea, tablet computers could significantly reduce costs in a variety of ways.

They could replace desktop computers, laptop computers and Blackberries. Video chat capabilities could replace cell phones (or agencies could opt for a stripped-down cell plan without data or texting) and expensive-but-rarely-used video conferencing equipment. Fewer projectors would be needed,... 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

Community Based Emergency Centers - Rail-Safe Harbor

Rapid Respose from FEMA.
Local Employment Construction Opportunity.
Base-sites in communities (e.g. Inexpensive warehouse design, eg. Walgreens size) that are multi-use and spread across the National Rail system to house, treat and/or evacuate populace on a temporary short term basis for a few days before, during or after a disaster event. FEMA heavy resources respond to each location within 6 hours via freight rail utilizing... 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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Department of Veterans Affairs

Require greater oversight of transit benefits

Some government employees abuse their transit benefits -- for example, someone who receives a transit benefit that fully covers the cost of vanpooling may only use the vanpool one day a week or less. In my area, that cost would work out to a cost to the government of over $20 for each day this employee chooses to use the transit benefit. There should be a standard policy in effect that stipulates what percentage of... more »

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General Services Administration

Summer Business Casual Dress Code = Less A/C

Why are federal employees expected to wear suits and ties during summer? The summer dress code for all federal workers should be changed to business casual [including golf shirts] and the ambient indoor temperature of federal office buildings should be increased 5 degrees. Employees will be more comfortable at work and commuting on mass transit, no more complaints about overly air conditioned offices, and the government... more »

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