I am a veteran and a transportation professional. VA has a new transportation initiative and a small staff to work on Veteran's transportation issues. That group has two problems, legal constraints keep them from using the money that they already spend in innovative ways and very limited new funds to expand existing programs. Why not allow a half dozen pilot projects where the VA and local mobility managment stakeholders could determine how local resources and existing VA resources could work together to meet the needs of veterans. If we give these demonstration projects a few dollars and the freedom to get stuff done the results will be dynamic.
Idea No. 45