Your comments on our Open Government Plan

Starting April 7th, you can find DOT's Open Government Plan at http://www.dot.gov/open/. Let us know what you think about it!

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CSA

I agree with the concept and structure that the CSA program model is based on except for one Basic catagory. I feel that the Cargo Securement Basic does not adequately represent carriers of similar size and number of inspections. Deck carriers and Vanbody carriers although still subject the security of load regulations they do differ in a great way. I feel that carriers should be compaired by comodity and not by size ...more »

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Open Government

I suggest you...Utilze weigh Stations to extend your Traffic Safety intentions. Weigh Stations should be in the interest of Promoting Public Safety and Good Driving Habits. Private Safety Organizations march right to the government to demand something be done because their loved one was involved in a traffic dilemna. All the dialogue,conferences and studies,etc., could have funded a campaign to hand out literature at ...more »

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Farm Trucks

As we harvest wheat this year in our great state of Kansas and haul our grain to town we see people texting, putting on makeup, talking on phones, looking at papers or maps, we see everything sitting up high in our trucks. I would have had several mishaps this year alone if I had not been on my toes, as farmers all we are trying to do is earn a living and take our crops to town. We are already regulated to death, spraying ...more »

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Making Traffic Lights More Efficient

II would like you to consider upgrades in traffic control. To keep this short I would like to do some quick math. I car uses approximately 1 ounce of gasoline idling for one minute. Traffic lights typically cycle in 30 second to 1 minute cycles. If we saved just 1 ounce of gasoline at only 1000 traffic lights per hour per state (51 counting DC) the math goes like this: (1ounce)X(1000lights)X(24hours)X(365days)X(51states)divided ...more »

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Safety on Garbage Trucks

Why in the heck has rear-view cameras not been mandated on Garbage Trucks? In California, the law states that they are only required on all Newly purchased Garbage trucks, after January of 2010. Why is it not required on existing trucks? Is a life not worth $2000 or less? Do you realize how many people/children have been killed by garbage trucks backing up? Children have a fascination with them. Your stupid law on ...more »

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StrongMobile Flying Car for Future of Transportation

I applaud the intention of Open Government.

I recently attended the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee meeting and submitted a comment package about my flying car project to Secy. Kurland.

I note that DOT does not have a "Future of Transportation Advisory Committee"

and that multi-mode improvement suggestions are omitted.

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Still reading, but...

Love section 4.1 on the e-rulemaking Regulation Room tool. And also love that you paid attention to something as basic as DOT's website in section 4.4.3. With all of our fancy social media tools, I think ordinary web pages now get overlooked. When you write, "Users must feel inspired for critical thought through the creation of an informative and engaging experience while on www.dot.gov," I already feel inspired! I only ...more »

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