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What information and high-value data should we provide to make our agency more accountable, improve public knowledge of our work, and create economic opportunity? How can we make information and data available in a timely and accessible manner?

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Publish SCACs as they become available

As I understand it, freight carriers apply for Standard Carrier Alpha Codes (SCACs) through the National Motor Freight Traffic Association. Once they are granted, they are passed to the DOT.

 

The DOT should make available all of the presently registered SCACs, and provide updates at a reasonable frequency (bi-weekly or monthly).

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2 votes

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Courtesy maintenace checkpoints

Truck Drivers with alot of over-regulatory circumstances in their daily travels. Since the creation of CSA emphasis is often on the Commercial Vehicles working order.Now many Drivers fear open scalehouses and checkpoints thinking they're looking for simple in need of repair items ( like marker lights or a trailer license plate light) to give them a reason to investigate the driver further. Among all the pressures of Driving... more »

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2 votes

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Credentials

The U.S. government needs to provide each citizen the opportunity to create a government sponsored digital avatar. This avatar can be updated with information regarding the individual's credentials. I have a degree in engineering, and I have 3 years of experience writing software. But you don't know if I am being honest. You don't know how to separate my input on information technologies from the input of rambling... more »

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bimodal glideways a new sysem of highways

I suggest you...consider a new form of supplemental highways which are safer, faster, more economical to use and to build, use less space than a single lane highway. A single lane can transit over 15,000 vehicles per hour 120 miles, all electric, no oil, hand free, fully automated, called bimodal glideways and it will transform all transportation systems, an ecological and economic boom for the US. See video and data... more »

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-3 votes

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Advertise this source

Most highway users do not know this site exist. Our highways are a battlefield. The national news depicts frightening wrecks involving commercial vehicles. Of course the feds answer to any commercial vehicle crash is distracted driving, fatigue,hours of service or weather related. Indeed these crashes may have relationship to the crash. Many of "us", long time highway drivers know ther is more to the story that incidentals.... more »

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4 votes

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I voted for " Change"

I suggest you...The change the people were looking for at election time was, the way government works. We the people don;t want to see Studies about studies or conferences on exotic islands.We want roll up your sleves, get out there and get dirty rather than A different suit everyday so you can go discuss, lobby, rediscuss and lobbby somemore. Heck when 911 happened,I saw my congress sing " GOD BLESS AMERICA" rather than... more »

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-1 votes

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The real motivation for raising the weight limit

Through all the so-called benefits, I would like to know if any of you has driven the Pennsylvania Turnpike-the weights for safety are at a max. Blowing smoke at us of one 'study' of the UK, that is not comparable to our interstate system does not fly. The motive is clear, the same trend we see across the country with our politicians/government owned by corporate America-to eliminate jobs or shrink the pay of middle class... more »

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0 votes
(@swwilson311)

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changing the green light

I suggest you.add a flashing light inside with the green light that will flash two seconds before the green light changes to yellow. This will help especially truck drivers by telling them that the light is about to change to yellow. I drive a truck and when loaded I have a hard time trying to stop on the time allowed on the yellow light.The two extra seconds could be the difference in me running a red light.

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1 vote
(@sragsdale)

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Commercial and Commuter Rail Safety

Provide forms in which riders can issue safety complaints. After yet another terrible morning commute on MARC, I took a stab in the dark and contacted the FTA - I actually recieved a response from them referring me to the Federal Railroad Administration. I have looked at their site and there is no place to register a safety complaint - on a Title VI complaint. Personally, I consider my right to continuing living as... more »

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0 votes
(@murraybodin)

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FHWA MUTCD as an E-Book

With E-Book readers becoming so popular this holiday season, it may be time to issue various government manuals and other items as E-Books. E-Books are easier to download. They can be searched more easily the PDF files. And they can be made quite secure. Publishers have made their copy-write books secure.

 

I am particularly interested in having the FHWA MUTCD made available as an E-Book.

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4 votes

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Keep Professional Racing on the "professional" Tracks

Please keep professional race cars on the tracks that they were designed for. Our kids are without public drivers ed oinmost juruisdictions and the racing companies are enticing our kids with their promotions:Open Letter To Indy Racing Experience posted Nov 30, 2010 7:06 AM by clbr@palfreystreet.com To jsmith and “Indy racing Experience” We, as parents who have lost children from the sad realities of illegal street... more »

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1 vote
(@robnokes)

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SANTA MONICA AIRPORT STOP NEW 250 FLIGHT PATH

The new 250 flight path is TAKING PROPERTY from residents by forcing a new flight path on a neighborhood that has never endured the torture of being a flight path previously. The FAA is taking value from homes and communities by flying hundreds of RECREATIONAL and STUDENT propeller planes over homes on a daily basis. The FAA is also flying 737 size jets that blast our homes. Mr. J. Randolph Babbitt, STOP 250 and give... more »

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1 vote
(@bams31)

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EZ Pass system

I love using this system and I think it has helped with traffic flow but I do not like not knowing what is getting charged to my account. I can see on roads that have varying rates depending on where you get on and off but if it is a flat fee like a bridge. It should be posted. I have had the strangest amounts on my account that do not make sense and I have no way to research but to complain. If I could just verify somewhere.... more »

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3 votes
(@erica.interrante)

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National data programs need a dedicated funding source

Certain national data programs (such as the NHTS and others) currently do not receive dedicated funding through SAFETEA-LU Title V Research dollars. Is there a reason why a robust national data program is not funded through this legislation? As research dollars are spread out in many different directions, wouldn't it benefit all receivers of funding to be able to rely on robust national data sets to perform their research... more »

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6 votes