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To contact Secretary Buttigieg, please write to:
The Honorable Pete Buttigieg
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590
As a Vietnam Marine Corps Veteran and knowing Marine Corps history, I'd like to suggest to the Transportation Secretary putting armed Marines back on trains. We provided security in years past for our country's trains, so why not bring them back? Blessings,Tom
EV recharge stations should be installed at all rest stops across the country. Installing them at current gas stations does not make much since the gas station wants to sell gas not electricity. Putting them at rest stops motels restaurants makes the most sense. Pete you are the secretary of Transportation you can do this. Barry LeslieUSN Ret
With the shortage of truck drivers holding up supply lines, why are we not using US Military personnel to assist? We have lots of men and women who are capable of driving big rigs, or at the very least intermediate vehicles that could alleviate the pressure. Yes we need more drivers based on demand, but let's USE THE RESOURCES we currently have to the maximum benefit. Thanks, Pete. I'm a 71-year old straight white guy, and you're still the only politician I've ever donated to. You have the power of common sense, and I feel this proposal is just that.
I would like to know why the cost of Diesel gas is so much higher. It I is a by product of making gas. It would help the inflation if that was lower as it should be. With all of the transportation of item it the US. Also electric cars are not the answers you have to dig in the ground to get the lithium to make batteries and then when they are no longer useful they don’t break down so how do you destroy them without contaminating the ground and air.
I suggest we use the national guard to help fight supply issues. Apparently there is a shortage of truck drivers. Have the national guard drive trucks!!!! Get creative.
We allow military pilots with far less than 1500 hours to fly solo and incredibly difficult missions yet we require an inordinate number of hours to be an airline pilot. It’s the quality of the training, not just the number of hours required to be a safe first officer. We are experiencing a drastic shortage of pilots due to some arcane and arbitrary requirement for 1500 hours. Time for common sense here.
Copy of what I sent to Mr. Biden, but applies also to you, Mr. Secretary: Mr. President- I am still most upset with you with your, and many of your fellow democrats, treatment of Mr. Musk and of Tesla. Forget the damn party politics and recognize what this man and company have done for the betterment of our environment, and for the economy of the US. This year's analysis from Cars.com again place Tesla at the top of the list for vehicles most made in the US. In fact, all four Teslas are in the top six, with their Models Y and 3 taking the top two spots. Apparently there is more to being a true American Company than just whether it is Union Made or not- in Ford and Chrysler's case, sure, they have unions to put the parts together- but most of their vehicle is actually made by non-Americans before that. Link: https://www.cars.com/articles/2022-cars-com-american-made-index-which-cars-are-the-most-american-451057/ Keep this in mind next time you decide to ignore Tesla and its achievements in the EV and Renewable space. Chinese EVs are coming, and they are going to squeeze Ford and GM for Market Share- perhaps our country would be better served if you included Mr. Musk and Tesla in planning not only for an EV future, but for one in which American Companies are even relevent in, 'cause as it stands, that currently does not include Ford, GM and Chrysler. GM's recall of EVERY Bolt EV they ever built, and now this year's recall by Ford of virtually every Mustang Mach E EV they have built, should tell how these 'leaders' are fairing... and all you are doing is pissing off a valuable ally and brilliant engineer and potential consultant. You are being foolish about this, and you will find that alienating Mr. Musk and Tesla is going to lose the Democratic party several million swing votes. And if your advisors have not already told you this, you need to replace them.
Hello. I was hoping to send an e mail to Secretary Buttigieg that is private rather than on a comment blog screen. But I will do this anyway. I am writing about how to get the gas price problem down for Americans due to the supply demand issue. We went through this supply demand problem almost 50 years ago and I will attach part of an article about how we handled it then. This included lowering the speed limit all over the country for a number of years and this was successful in addressing the oil embargo problems as well as saving countless lives for many years. Truck drivers especially endanger people with their huge lethal vehicles and really should have speed governor systems that cannot be tampered with in their vehicles. Also, there is no reason for a citizen's car to be built to go over 85 miles an hour. What is the point when there is no speed limit up to 100 miles an hour. Only emergency vehicles should be able to go at high speeds. Average citizen's cars need to be governored to regulate their speeds, or else built to go lower speeeds in the first place to safeguard all of us and use less gas. Exerpt from Article found on Pub Med ....Objectives. We examined the long-term effects of the 1995 repeal of federal speed limit controls on road fatalities and injuries in fatal crashes. Methods. We used a Poisson mixed-regression model to assess changes in the number of fatalities and injuries in fatal crashes between 1995 and 2005 on rural interstates, where all US states have raised speed limits since the repeal, as well as on urban interstates and noninterstate roads, where many states have raised speed limits. Results. We found a 3.2% increase in road fatalities attributable to the raised speed limits on all road types in the United States. The highest increases were on rural interstates (9.1%) and urban interstates (4.0%). We estimated that 12 545 deaths (95% confidence interval [CI] = 8739, 16 352) and 36 583 injuries in fatal crashes (95% CI = 29 322, 43 844) were attributable to increases in speed limits across the United States. Conclusions. Reduced speed limits and improved enforcement with speed camera networks could immediately reduce speeds and save lives, in addition to reducing gas consumption, cutting emissions of air pollutants, saving valuable years of productivity, and reducing the cost of motor vehicle crashes. In 1974, the federal government passed the National Maximum Speed Law, which restricted the maximum permissible vehicle speed limit to 55 miles per hour (mph) on all interstate roads in the United States.1 The law was a response to the 1973 oil embargo, and its intent was to reduce fuel consumption. In the year after the National Maximum Speed Law was enacted, road fatalities declined 16.4%, from 54 052 in 1973 to 45 196 in 1974.2 Please take my input seriously. Many of my friends also remember how we lowered the speed limit, everyone got where they were going just fine, we all saved gas money, air quality improved, trucks did not almost run us over on freeways, and kids were not killed on bikes as much... please recommend lowering the speed limit at least temporarily. And also, recommend building new cars with reasonable speed limits - only police cars, fire trucks and ambulances need to go faster than the rest of us. Regards, Judy
I was wondering why airlines companies do not offer a full refund when you cancel a purchased ticket due to a medical situation with plenty of notice. Recently, I purchased an airline ticket for August - 8/31/22 which I had to cancel and requested a refund due to a medical situation however both airlines told me that I would get credit towards a future flight. I do not want credit towards a future flight I want a refund, doesn't seen fair that airlines can keep your money. My wife was diagnosed with cancer and we will not be able to fly for a long time so I only think its fair that we receive a full refund for the tickets purchased. Just doesn't seem correct that Airlines company's can cancel flights as needed but wont give someone a refund. Maybe we should look into a new law saying that if you cancel a purchased flight with 30 days you can receive a full refund. Thank you
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