Today, I want to express my appreciation for everyone who takes the time to read, comment, and share their experiences with me. Whether it's on this blog or on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or even Flickr, your engagement inspires me.
Here's how it works. First, between now and next Tuesday, March 8, you can pose your transportation questions to the "Ask your questions" forum I've created on my Facebook "Discussions" tab, or as a comment to this blog post, or on Twitter using our special #q4ray hashtag. If you want to get creative, you could even pose your question by video and post a link to it on my Facebook discussions tab.
Then, next week, I'll select a handful of your questions, trying to cover a range of topics. Finally, I'll post a video of my responses on the YouTube USDOT channel. For those of you who would rather listen to an audio podcast, we'll make that available, too.
As I said at Netroots Nation last year, it's a terrific benefit for all of us that the internet and its social media platforms make it easy for citizens to interact with their government.
It's pretty obvious that I like having a way to share the DOT activities I think are interesting or important. But I also enjoy hearing your feedback about those activities. Whether it's praise or criticism or simple observation, I am thrilled about this interaction because it means democracy is thriving in America.
So please put on your thinking caps, dig deep, and let those questions fly.