Safety & Security

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The first goal of any transportation agency is safety. Yet almost 40,000 Americans 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.

Senate Commerce Committee OKs Bills, Nominations

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a business meeting on May 20 to approve various bills and nominations...

FMCSA Issues Final Hours-of-Service Rule Update

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week issued a long-awaited final rule making some changes in the hours-of-service...

Senate Panel Holds Highly Anticipated Hearing on Aviation and COVID

On May 6, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on “The State of the Aviation Industry:...

APTA Asks For Another $24 Billion in COVID Relief for Transit Providers

Yesterday, the American Public Transportation Association asked Congress to appropriate an additional $23.8 billion in...

Guest Op-Ed: Atlanta Adopts Vision Zero. Now Comes the Hard Part: Implementation

This week the City of Atlanta joined the increasingly long list of American cities adopting Vision Zero policies. Atlanta faces an...

COVID-19 Pandemic Prompts Extension of Real ID Enforcement Deadline

On Thursday, March 26, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf announced a one-year extension of the Real ID enforcement...

U.S. Senate Holds Coronavirus Hearing as Disease Spreads

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) convened a hearing of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space to discuss the coronavirus effects on the...

House Passes Bill to Give TSA Workers Full Civil Service Rights

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a bill (H.R. 1140) that would bring Transportation Security Administration employees...

The Effects of Coronavirus on Transportation

The Centers for Disease Control said this week it is expecting that the COVID-19 virus will spread to the United States. With cases and...

FY21 Homeland Budget Request Echoes Last Few Requests

The Trump Administration's 2021 budget request for the transportation elements of the Department of Homeland Security reiterates...

House Tees Up Revamp of an Automated Vehicle Bill

On Tuesday, February 11, the House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection & Commerce held a hearing...

Guest Op-Ed: Less Spectrum Means Less Safety

We rarely hear about the 37,000 people who die every year on our roads. The statistics are staggering, which is a big part of the...

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