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Petitioning United States Department of Transportation

STOP THE ELECTRONIC LOG MANDATE

Electronic Logs for small trucking companies and owner operators are impractical, expensive to Install, maintain/use and are unconstitutional and infringe on truck driver's 4th amendment rights that protect against unreasonable search and seizure. ELDS are arbitrary and capricious. There is absolutely no proof that ELDS make anything or anyone safer on the road. An ELD user can adjust the log the same way a paper log user can. They will add more regulation and be an obstacle for the small outfits and owner operators in this great industry. The biggest trucking companies are pushing for ELDS. If the ELD law goes through it will surely create an undue burden for all of the smallest companies which make up most of the industry. Please reconsider this mandate! 

matthew shea
10,764 supporters
Petitioning United States Department of Transportation, President of the United States, United States Supreme Court, United States Department of Labor

Change all STOP signs to GON'T signs

Dis bitch empty. YEEEEET!

Nicholas Stankiewicz
6,801 supporters
Petitioning Ron Wyden, Oregon Governor, Oregon State Senate, Oregon Department of Transportation, United States Department of Transportation, Oregon State House, Oregon State Police, Oregon Sheriff Department

Put in a stop light at 140 and Kershaw

On Tuesday, May 9th 2017, a young man, soldier, wrestling champ, well-known and loved community member 21-year-old Hunter Hoeptner was killed in a fatal accident while riding his motorcycle on highway 140 where it meets with Kershaw in White City, Oregon. Hunter was a good man. He volunteered 100 of his own hours in high school to help others in the community. He was a hard-working wrestling champion for Eagle Point High School, and a leader for others. He also joined the National Guard to help others. He wasn't just any regular guy; he impacted people's lives deeply every day he had on this Earth. He inspired us to follow in his footsteps and make a greater change for our lives. Just being around Hunter made people happy. He didn't have to tell you he loved you or cared about you because you could see it in his actions, you knew he did. Many people of this community are hurt right now because of this tragedy. His death was unexpected and unfortunate, but I don't want it to go down as just another death on this road. There needs to be something done on this highway where Kershaw meets. A little orange light is not enough. Too many people have been in accidents and hurt here to not take action. The safety of other loved community members is on the line. I would like to propose a speed limit change as well as a traffic light. A simple change could save lives as well as heart ache for this community.    -Tristan Watson & Taylor Thompson

Taylor Thompson
6,140 supporters
Petitioning Federal Department of Transportation, U.S Department of Transportation, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, United States Department of Transportation

Help save lives by informing everyone about the 911 Good Samaritan Law

The 911 Good Samaritan Law offers immunity from arrest and prosecution if an individual calls 911 for an opioid overdose. This immunity is limited to user amounts of substances. Thirty eight states currently have a version of this law on the books. It has resulted in countless lives saved and a massive increase in calls to 911. However, like many laws not enough individuals know that it exists. We are losing close to 200 people a day from overdoses and we must do more to educate the general public and those struggling with substance use disorder. Unfortunately, groups that help pass and promote these are mainly grassroots organizations with limited funds. This an opportunity for our government to step up and help us save lives. We have the perfect advertising tool on every highway in America. Each states respective department of transportation could help us by using their blinking digital traffic signs to inform everyone to not run and call 911. However, the content of what can be put on those traffic signs must be approved by the Federal Department of Transportation.  We are asking with this petition for the Federal Department of Transportation to allow the use of those signs to educate the public and help save lives. Thank you!

Chad Sabora
6,035 supporters
Petitioning United States Department of Transportation, Ronda Messer, NYC Department of Transportation

KINGS HIGHWAY MADNESS

Firstly, we appreciate the hard work you do for our community to make Brooklyn a better place to live, eat, educate and shop. This is no easy task. We understand there is a plan in place to make changes to the way traffic runs on Kings Highway and the surrounding neighborhood, by removing its existing parking lanes to make room for “bus only” lanes. We kindly ask you to reconsider this as this is not for a benefit for the community at large. Many businesses, employees and medical facilities will surely suffer economically from these drastic changes. We also understand that in order to compensate for removing the parking on Kings Highway, the surrounding side streets will get metered parking. This will also most certainly affect residents’ ability to find parking near their apartments and homes. Overall, this is not for the good of the future of the neighborhood or the community at large. Please evaluate and reconsider your plans. We invite you to consult with the owners and its neighbors directly to get their feedback on the proposed changes to Kings Highway. They live this every day and stand the most to suffer. Thank you for your commitment to helping the betterment of our neighborhoods.

Joey
5,445 supporters
Petitioning United States Department of Transportation

Four wheelers for on road use

Four wheelers are a safer alternative to motorcycles. They also have less of a carbon footprint than cars and trucks. There is no reason motorcycles should be street legal, and four wheelers are not. Other nations have adopted this, and have proven that responsoble riders will follow the laws, and get the appropriate licensing in order to operate these vehicles on road. It would be exciting for four wheeler enthusiasts, to see changes made in order to allow for the registration of, and the ability to drive a four wheeler on road. 

Lawrence Marino
5,264 supporters
Petitioning Hyperloop One, Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell, Jay Inslee, United States Department of Transportation, Oregon State Department of Transportation

Seattle to Portland in 20 Minutes (Pacific Hyperloop)

Hi! We’re Pacific Hyperloop.Pacific Hyperloop was selected from a pool of over 2,600 applicants worldwide as 1 of 35 semi-finalists in the Hyperloop One Global Challenge.  On April 5th, we are presenting to an international panel of judges in Washington D.C. to prove the viability of our proposed Hyperloop route: Seattle to Portland. We are developing a comprehensive commercial, transport, economic, and policy case for our region to be considered to host the first Hyperloop network! We are currently competing against teams from India, China, and Europe, to name a few, and we need your support.   So, what is Hyperloop? And how is this possible? Hyperloop uses a custom electric motor to accelerate and decelerate a magnetically levitated pod through a low-pressure tube. The vehicle will glide silently for miles with no turbulence, at an estimated speed of 760 miles per hour. Sounds crazy doesn’t it!? Well, it's happening faster than you think. Hyperloop One plans to run full-scale tests midway through this year in Nevada and has already been developing routes in five different countries. Their goal is to move cargo by 2020 and passengers by 2021. Implementing Hyperloop technology and infrastructure would enable the transportation of people and cargo at speeds faster than commercial airplanes without having to leave the ground and at a fraction of the cost. This technology truly has the potential to revolutionize the entire transport sector by eliminating the barrier of distance and time.   Why Seattle & Portland? Our cities have long been known for their progressive policies and corporate innovation. We’re home to companies such as Microsoft, Boeing, Expedia, Starbucks, Nike, and Amazon, as well as innovative organizations such as the Northwest Seaport Alliance, Washington Technology Industry Association, and the Technology Alliance. We have a booming tech industry and a forward-thinking government that is known for pushing the envelope. Hyperloop makes sense in the Pacific Northwest. So, what does this mean for everyone living in Seattle & Portland? Making a trip from Seattle to Portland in just 15 minutes means exponentially more freedom in where you work, live, and play. Working in Downtown Seattle and living in a Portland suburb would become reality with a 20-minute commute one-way. Less time commuting means more time with friends, family, and doing what you love; cutting a 30-minute one-way commute in half translates to 7200 minutes saved annually. What would you do with an extra 100+ hours per year? The possibilities are endless.  Seattle and Portland are known for having some of the worst traffic in America (#4 and #7 respectively). Implementing Hyperloop would not only alleviate traffic on highways for others but also create a consistent and reliable commuting experience that would not be affected by factors like car accidents or crazy weather. You know what to expect every time you take a ride with Hyperloop. Imagine being able to reclaim your time to do whatever you want. Imagine being able to live at a much more inexpensive and nicer place without having to leave everything else behind. Imagine what traveling to Seattle and Portland in 20 minutes would do for your life.  Ok, so how can I help? Your signature is a testament to the innovative and forward-thinking culture we embody and are known for in the Pacific Northwest. This petition will be passed along to stakeholders responsible for moving Hyperloop forward and your voice is absolutely essential; we cannot do this without you! What happens next? Moving forward in the Hyperloop One Global Challenge means unprecedented economic growth, regional innovation, and the Pacific Northwest at the global forefront of breakthrough technology for decades to come. Passing on this opportunity would put us at a disadvantage as other regions advance and implement hyperloop first, ultimately beating us to the future of transportation. Support us and the future of transportation in the Northwest with your signature!

Pacific Hyperloop
4,164 supporters
Petitioning United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Rick Scott

Equip ALL car seats with child sensor to prevent hot car deaths!

An average of 37 kids die every year as a result of being left in hot cars. The Hot Cars Act of 2017 will help in the future but we need to put this to a stop now, as many of the vehicles that come equipped with these sensors will not be affordable for many Americans for years to come.  I would like to take an additional step by requiring all car seats be equipped with a child sensor as well.  Any future manufacture of car seats should include a sensor and sensors should be provided to those who already own car seats at no cost to parents.  There is absolutely no need in any child ever dying of such a horrible death again.  In addition to this, the parents or caregivers who were responsible often face criminal charges in addition to the lifelong guilt and misery they must endure.  Some parents have even committed suicide.  No amount of education to the public will help, as most parents think they are not capable of "forgetting" a child.  We all know the risks and none of us think we could ever do it.  But it happens and it happened to me.  Fortunately, my daughter was not left for long and suffered no injuries as a result and was asleep the whole time.  I was one of those parents who thought "if you can forget your baby, you don't deserve to have one". I am a registered nurse with no criminal background.  I helped raise my nieces when my parents adopted them when I was a teenager and went on to have two daughters of my own. We moved to Florida to give our family a better life one month before that day.  I now risk jail time and loosing my nursing license. I think about what happened every day. I have learned that mistakes can and will happen to the best of us. I did not even know car set sensors were available, but had I known, I do not think I would have installed one because I knew I was a good parent and did not think I was capable of making this horrible mistake. So as the summer months are approaching, I urge you to end this needless and tragic loss of life and misery.  Cars have a sensor to alert you if you are not buckled, why shouldn't your child's car seat have one to alert you if they are buckled.

Anonymous Parent
3,814 supporters
Closed
Petitioning United States Department of Transportation

Demand Immediate Action to Fix 25A and Miller Place Road Intersection

LACK OF ACTION AND NEGLIGENCE WHO'S GOING TO DIE NEXT There have been two children killed at the intersection of 25A and Miller Place Road in about the last year and there continue to be multiple accidents along 25A.   I am a student and am on the cross country team. We cross this intersection so we can run.  I also see students needing to cross this intersection walking to and from school and often to go to stores. Our community demands the problems at this intersection and along 25A get immediately addressed.  One way to quickly do this, even if it's only a temporary fix,, is to reprogram the lights to all go read, stopping all movement of cars, when the walk button is pushed.

Liam Schibi
2,749 supporters
Petitioning United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), US Government, US Senate, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), United States Department of the Interior, De...

Tell the US Government to Take Action Against Climate Change Now!

All around the world, climate change is happening NOW. We cannot continue to ignore it as we do now. If we do not take action soon, the world that we know will be gone. The US government has the power to change things, but they won't. There are many things that they can do NOW, such as: - Rejoin the Paris Climate Accord, an agreement to limit the rise of average temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius or less - Invest in renewable energy. Solar power provides more jobs to the american people than coal. There is no point in trying to revive the dead, hazardous, and dirty process of burning coal. There is a limitless supply of solar, wind, water, wave, and geothermal power that we just need to tap into. - Invest in climate change research. If climate change researchers have enough money, they have the potential to predict how fast and how bad climate change will be, and mor importantly discover ways to stop it. - Provide incentive for companies to "go green". If the government provides environment-friendly companies with tax breaks or other means of motivation, it will give companies a reason to help stop climate change. - Make and enforce environment and emissions regulations. If we let industries do as they wish, it will be extremely detrimental to the fight against global warming. Regulations MUST be enforced. IF WE SPEND SOME MONEY TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE NOW, IT WILL DSAVE US MONEY LATER Now that I've said what can be done, here is what will happen if we don't take action: - The melting of glaciers could put coastal cities like New York and Los Angleles underwater - Major droughts will hurt the agriculture industry - Strong storms will cause billions of dollars in damage - Hundereds of animal species will go extinct - Air quality will put the public's health at risk If you have read this far, you might as well sign this.

Sean D
2,107 supporters