Improve the timeliness and quality of the data that we make open to the public.
Help citizens create new ways of interpreting and visualizing our data.
Map the best ways/channels for our information to reach the public.
Find standards for balancing the need for transparency with its costs.
Decide where to draw the line on government transparency.
The Department of Transportation should live webcast all meetings for proposed rule making and regulations where the public comment should take place. They should make these meetings available for on demand viewing and have the ability to have that content be indexed for video search. By doing this the public and stakeholders will be able to see the inner workings of the rule making process and make the content and... more »
Making XML or CSV files containing fuel economy data for each model and year and data files for CAFE standards by year available for download would make visualizing data easier. If total U.S. sales for each model and year of vehicle could be collected from car manufacturers, it would make it easier to see how the average fuel economy of vehicles on the road was changing. http://www.fueleconomy.gov/ http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/portal/fueleconomy.jsp... more »
I don't know whether this is a significant problem for others, but during a very research-intensive internship I did over the summer, I had a lot of difficulty finding different studies/applications for projects. While all the information was accessible, it wasn't organized. I'd find it very helpful (and I'm sure others would too) if an organizational system allowing simple and quick access to project applications and... more »
(WWW.FDIDVD.COM) the new cutting edge cell phone technology even with the new laws,people will still be incline to used there cell phone for business,personal,and other reasons, to be able to send and recieve texting,email,auto dialing,with follow me featurers with only the command of your voice while the driver keeps his hand on the wheel. FDImobile came up with this new technology having a insight the need for this... more »
Just like Pelosi's 757 jet costing the taxpaye ov 5 million dollars annually -- she can take a bus -- the FAA wastes millions of dollars in unnecessary travel to educate Pilot and Mechanic Designees. Trips to Vegas and Hawaii and all other locations amount to a Boondoggle!! These designees are supervised by their local offices. With the Internet and advances in webinar and on-line classrooms lets save the taxpayer millions... more »
This could be done through a consolidated DOT portal where recipients of DOT funds are required to publish project status reports.
The Air Traffic Control (ATC) system is still in dire need of a long overdue overhaul. Re-open The FAA Academy in Oklahoma City for all new ATC hires. Send them to school with a policy and goal of sending into the field only the best potential candidates. Since the FAA closed the FAA Academy the weeding out process has been shifted to "Field Facilities" working with "live" air traffic. Am I the only one that sees... more »
The key to software safety is transparency as in food or other consumer product labeling. You put food in your body and you put your body into a vehicle. You can't label auto software but we should have access to a website cataloging the source code and documentation for all software used in our vehicles, propietary or not. If such information doesn't exist in a complete and accurate form that should be proof enough... more »