Its mission is to “Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
I’d like to address its purpose, via the source aforementioned. I have been debating this topic on behalf of my utter annoyance on my states current management of road condition, traffic, and maintenance. I cannot stand it, quite simply. It has become a bi***; an utter nuisance, at the absolute same time of day, throughout a work-week.
- Everyday I get off work between the times of 3:30pm and 4:30pm. I work on a military base, and thusly, getting off base requires going through various check in/check out paths. All of which, at any time of day, will be backed up. There is no way around this. And the government continues to complicate things, for safety purposes. Making our ease-of-use cumbersome.
- On my way home, I drive through the overbearing roads that our government has put in place, authorized by the FED, that was authorized through the checklist that would ensure expediency, impregnability, competent, and accommodation. Of which, I would immediately deem a failure. Consider the following:
- Road conditions are entirely less safer to travel on. And considering its relativity to my vehicle, and therefore, my person, it is not a safe travel.
- The Project Charter in which the government has laid out for roads to be conceived, and the Scope Statement that has accepted the task at hand, is at a severe disconnect from the needs and will of the people. This is evident, given that the inconvenience of road-work seems to, inherently, burden the drivers.
- Re-routes always pose a problem; they will always lead you down a road that EVERYONE ELSE is also taking. At the most inconvenient of times, we are left with an unexpected excuse for our appointments. These re-routes will also lead to uncoordinated vehicular accidents, causing a headache to the rest of the road
- Lastly, none of this is accommodating to anyone. This is all a central plan, that the average individual has no say within.
- The entire DOT (Department of Transportation) coordinates with everyone but YOU. It’s true. Energy department, commerce department — you name it. Which means that when considering the absolute quickest and best route, you are excluded.
- Safety and Efficiency
- There must be a trade-off, of which, we have no say in. At the cost of efficiency, they will implement safety. Exhibit A:
- On base, there used to be a straight entrance directly into the building wherein we all enter. This was quick, efficient, and quite simply beneficial. Later on, they nixed the idea, should a crazed terrorist hijack a vehicle and drive into the building! Now, there are many-a twist and turns, stop signs, traffic lights, et al, to ensure there is no straight shot. Which has now caused us all to have to leave a half hour to an hour earlier.
- Whereas Thomas Jefferson once said that Any people that would give up liberty for a little temporary safety, deserves neither liberty nor safety, the government would beg to differ. Accidents, continue to rise, due to the inconvenience and burden it has put on the people, on behalf of the structure of roads, the pathways, et cetera.
- There is no freedom to choose; there is no bypassing of the idiocy that caused the traffic accident, by changing over into a non-man-made “lane” and speeding off at your hearts desire, without the state stopping you, pulling you over, and ticketing you on account of its unfairness.
- Please see above, as there is none. Every day, I am reminded at the massive INconvenience it, in fact, is. Alternative routes are always going through my head, at the same time of day. All of which, will put me through a zone that the state owns, that is more controlled and heavily watched for folks like me just trying to get away.
Why was this necessary to bring up? Perhaps it wasn’t. Perhaps, it’ll make you think about the way you drive home after work.
Perhaps, the free-market can conjure a better plan, to give us more freedom as to how we travel, in relation to speed and efficiency. I’d rather the latter option.
This is to further reiterate the resounding libertarian thought that government can, in fact, do nothing properly.
Wits end, I tell you. Wits end.