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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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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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Idea sharing by DOT agency

Each transportation-related agency should have its own OpenGov ideascale site. The results would bubble up to DOT but the parsable by agency. Comments that apply to FHWA may not apply to FAA and the like in that they significantly differ by size, breadth of reach, and scale. Too easy for agencies to hide under the DOT umbrella.

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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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USMMA PROBLEMS

TO SEC LAHOOD: FOR SOME REASON MARAD RECENTLY FORBADE CHARGING FOR FOOTBALL GAME TICKETS EVEN THO ALL OTHER FEDERAL ACADEMIES CHARGE ADMISSION TO HELP SUPPORT VITAL ATHETIC PROGRAMS NOW I HEAR MARAD WILL FORBID SPENDING MONEY FOR RECRUITING ATHLETES TO KINGS POINT. WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? I THOUGHT YOU SAID THAT YOU WANTED KP TO BE THE PREMIER FEDERAL ACADEMY, BUT YOUR MARAD EMPLOYEES ARE SUBMARINING THE ACADEMY AT ...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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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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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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Professional credibility

I suggest you...Allow Veteran Commercial Drivers w/excellent safety records be allowed to report bad driving behaviors of other trucks. Giving these drivers this accredidation bolsters the professional driver image and quite frankly gives DOT an avenue to seek out Dangerous Driving Behaviors,THAT CAN BE REMEDIED!

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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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