“Our unity as a nation is sustained by free communication of thought and by easy transportation of people and goods. Together, the united forces of our communication and transportation systems are dynamic elements in the very name we bear—United States.”
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States
As your Congressman I will work with government agencies and contractors to reward workers who use technology to work from home. Here are the benefits to a singular focus on telecommuting:
- Less start and stop for road and metro construction
- Additional productivity gains for government agencies
- Less wear and tear on the system equals cost savings
- Laser focus on employee output versus “clocking in”
- Fewer accidents, reduced stress levels, more lives saved
President Eisenhower created a monster. The Washington, DC area and truly Northern Virginia ranks near the top in the nation in traffic. At this point complaining about our traffic is like partisan politics – a lot of hot air. It is time we do something new.
One of the pleasures of being self employed is setting a “traffic avoiding schedule.” Our rush hour extends from 7 am to 11:30 am on the front end and about 3pm until 8pm at night. This is ridiculous.
To properly work on our nation’s infrastructure, including Northern Virginia’s, we need to GET OFF of the road.
Here in Northern, VA we’re #1 in bottlenecks according to the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board. Let’s be #1 in telecommuting. After 20 years of failed leadership on this issue, slipping to #2 in traffic would be a win. We have a history of leadership in this area as the first state with a Telework Day. As congressman I will work to leverage our leadership position in telecommuting to improve our infrastructure, reduce traffic congestion and enhance our way of life. Infrastructure MATTERS.