DOT continues to make progress on PHMSA Regulatory Enforcement and Compliance Data Interoperability.
In improving access to our Regulatory Compliance Data, we released the SaferBus API and the NHTSA vehicle safety API includes information on recalls as well as civil penalties. The FRA has released an API for its Annual Enforcement Report.
As noted under the Flagship commitment, DOT launched safety.data.gov in May 2012. Safety.data.gov now includes over 800 datasets from 10 Cabinet agencies and six independent agencies.
DOT has not yet launched visualDOT, and the project is approximately one year behind.
DOT is working to increase awareness of the TIGER program through updates to its Web site. We have not yet posted aggregated award data across rounds, but we have enhanced findability and utility of the applicant resources at http://www.dot.gov/tiger through our Web site redesign
DOT is leveraging new social media tools in innovative ways. While we have not launched accounts on tumblr or pinterest yet, our full social media directory is available at http://www.dot.gov/social
Leverage the Web, new methods and new tools to improve meaningful public and stakeholder involvement the development and implementation of policies and rulemakings and to improve the quality of DOT’s decisions and customer service.
A DOT stakeholder conducted an open transit data survey and is evaluating how best to make results available.
The results of the Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative online dialogue are available at the FTA web site, including the dialogue itself.
The DOT project to improve rulemaking commenting capabilities was subject to availability of funding. Unfortunately, funding was not identified and this project is cancelled.
The Digital Transportation Exchange project is being re-evaluated.
Institutionalize engagement principles at all levels within DOT, equipping DOT employees with the tools and policies necessary to be more transparent, participatory and collaborative in their daily work, as appropriate.
DOT has taken steps to strengthen the role of public engagement. In conjunction with the signing of a new authorization bill for the Department, we have conducted several webinars, online dialogues, and public listening sessions related to the new provisions of the law.
The IdeaHub program is a continuing success and is a key part of our program to improve DOT. Secretary LaHood blogged about DOT's efforts in December 2012 and discussed how IdeaHub was integral to DOT's improvement in the Employee Viewpoint Survey.
DOT has launched its carpooling applicatiion for its employees in the summer of 2012.
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Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013