Routes, Fares, Schedules
Bens Guide http://bensguide.gpo.gov/
Resources for K-12 students and adults. Provides an excellent guide to the resources on GPO access as well as information how the US government works and highlights primary source materials available on GPO Access.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance http://184.108.40.206/cfda/cfda.html
A government wide list of federally funded programs, projects, services, and activities. The online version is much more accessible than the enormous print version ever was. Includes a guide to grant writing.
Easy to use list of recalls, links to consumer information from other agencies, special sections on shopping from home, how to file a complaint, and health care quality.
Links to Federal sites with programs and guides for persons with disabilities.
Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentId=10623&contentType=GSA_OVERVIEW
Home of the following Resources:
Consumer Action Handbook http://www.consumeraction.gov/viewpdf.shtml
Provided by the Federal Citizen Information Center, this web version of the Handbook "provides advice and consumer tips on: car repair, purchase, and leasing; shopping from home; avoiding consumer and investment fraud; home improvement and financing; choosing and using credit cards wisely; and much more. Includes the Consumer Assistance Directory with thousands of contacts for national consumer organizations, better business bureaus, corporations, trade associations, state and local consumer protection offices, state agencies, military consumer offices, and Federal agencies.
Federal Consumer Publication Center in Pueblo Colorado
The most famous source of consumer information now allows you to use many of its publications online. You can either choose from a list of topics or do a search. This far ranging page should be your first stop when looking for information.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Find out about recalls, report an unsafe product, visit their library for publications and injury statistics and if you have kids, they have a section specifically for them on safety. The site is also available in Spanish.
Federal Consumer Information Center National Contact Center-- http://www.info.gov/
A portal to government websites designed for kids.
Federal Reserve Board: Consumer Information
Materials on loans, credit cards, leasing among other publications relating to finance and personal credit
Federal Services by Agency http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/independent-agencies.html
Extensive list of agencies and often hard-to-find subagencies.
Federal Trade Commission http://www.ftc.gov
The FTC has many links to consumer information, a few of the most notable are:
Guides on choosing wisely and scams.
Internet Fraud and Safety
Information on protecting your computer, securing your wireless network, protecting kids privacy online, social networking, and shopping online.
10 Tips for Smart Holiday Shopping Online http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt082.shtm
Get information on working for the Federal Government at this Office of Personnel Management site.
Find-It Consumer finditconsumer.wa.gov/
Sponsored by Washington State allows simultaneous searching of more than 70 state and federal consumer sites.
Homes & Communities (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) http://www.hud.gov/index.html
This site has a wide variety of information for prospective homeowners and people concerned about their neighborhood.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
Help with citizenship applications, green cards, immigration, is all here and a lot faster than voice mail menus.
New York City Transit Authority
Bus and subway information--including maps and route finders.
New York State Consumer Protection Board
Extensive lists of links to NYS, Federal and non-governmental resources.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Find the Registry of Toxic Effects online here, as well as a wealth of work related health and safety resources.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) http://www.osha.gov/index.html
Find regulations, specs, file a complaint.
Privacy in the Digital Age--A Resource for Internet Users
Senate Judiciary Committee report
Time: The Official U.S. Time http://www.time.gov/
Transportation Safety Administration Travel Assistant http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/index.shtm
Everything you need to know about traveling: what you can carry on and what to check, how early to arrive, and what shoes to wear.
Traveler's Health Information Page (CDC) http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/default.aspx
Where to Write for Vital Records http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/howto/w2w/w2welcom.htm
Need that birth, death, marriage, divorce certificate? This site tells you where and how to get it.