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Issue / Safety & Security

The first goal of any transportation agency is safety. Yet over 40,000 American die on the transportation system every year. New proposals for safer streets, better vehicle design, and crash avoidance technology are reshaping the narrative around safety in an effort to reverse the downward trend of transportation safety. Governments are also concerned about the security of the system. Terrorism, hacking, and international affairs can threaten the transportation systems that support the national economy.

Pekoske Confirmed for 2nd Term Heading TSA

In a rare example of continuity between the Trump and Biden Administrations, the U.S. Senate this week confirmed President Biden's...

NHTSA Administrator Cliff Leaving 3 Months After Senate Confirmation

Dr. Steven Cliff, the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is leaving his job less than 3...

Community-Supported Plan Fuels Transportation Transformations

Sometimes neighborhood plans sit on the shelf—but sometimes they contain the right ingredients, bring together the right partners,...

Nominations News: Senate Panel OK’s FMCSA Head, MWAA Board Member; POTUS Makes STB Nominee; Sully Out at ICAO

There was a smattering of transportation nomination news in Washington this week. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation...

House Subcommittee Approves FY23 DHS Funding

This week, the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee approved a draft bill providing $60.3 billion in discretionary...

Waterborne Competitiveness: U.S. and Foreign Investments in Inland Waterways

Want a high level overview of this report? Sign up now for the webinar on June 7 with the authors. The 12,000-mile inland waterways...

Transportation and Cybersecurity: What’s New and What’s Next

May 12 marked the one-year anniversary of the end of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack. When hackers took over an important...

Senate Fails to Advance Bill Containing Extra $2B for Intercity Bus COVID Relief

The U.S. Senate earlier today failed to muster the 60 votes necessary to bring up a $48 billion bill providing additional COVID relief,...

Guest Op-Ed: Reclaiming the National Narrative on Transit Safety

In our daily lives, we often take for granted the numerous protections in place to ensure we arrive safely at our destinations. The now...

Florida Court Lifts Mask Mandate in Transportation; DOJ to Appeal

A federal judge in Tampa, Florida on April 18 overturned the Centers for Disease Control's mandate that everyone using airline,...

NTSB Asks for Funding & Personnel Increases, Expanded & Clarified Authorities at House Hearing

This week, the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board came to Capitol Hill to give an update on the NTSB's current status...

Guest Op-Ed: America Needs to Invest in Universal Road User Education

As we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and over 800,000 lives lost in the U.S., the number of road user deaths could...

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