Letter to the Department of Transportation on Daylight Saving Time


Excerpt: “Federal law prescribes that the time zones of the United States are to be advanced one hour each year, beginning on the second Sunday in March and ending on the first Sunday in November. This period, known as Daylight Saving Time, was extended by Congress in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 so that it now covers 238 days and is now the predominant time standard for the United States. The Department of Transportation is charged with enforcement of this policy under the Uniform Time Act. Every year the change from Standard to Daylight Saving Time is greeted with at least some level of befuddlement and confusion. These include questions as to why the change occurs, what costs and benefits are associated with the change, and whether it would be simpler to remain on the Daylight Saving Time full time.”

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Click here to read the response from DOT.