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.

Cybersecurity Mandates and Reporting Requirements for Transportation Discussed in T&I Hearing

Yesterday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee met in a hearing to discuss “The Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape:...

Mandatory Cybersecurity Incident Reporting, Better Protection Measures for Critical Infrastructures Pushed at Homeland Security Committee Hearing

This past Tuesday, the House Homeland Security Committee convened a hearing to discuss cybersecurity mandates on nationally significant...

House Panel Grills FAA Chief Over Implementation of Congressional Directives

Yesterday, the House Aviation Subcommittee got an update from the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration on the status of...

Senate Passes Bill Freeing Up $123 Billion in COVID Aid for Infrastructure

Quietly and with no debate, the U.S. Senate on October 19 passed legislation freeing up almost $123 billion of the $350 billion state...

Op-Ed: Recognizing the Reasons for Railroad Deaths

While we do not yet know the precise cause of the recent Amtrak derailment in Montana, the response was swift. The National...

T&I Hearing Assesses COVID Funding for Transit

Yesterday, the full House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing titled “Assessing the Federal Government’s...

Safer Railroading: A Guide Toward Targeted Safety Policy

Railroads are among the safest modes of transportation for workers, riders, and the public. Strong federal standards for railroad track...

T&I Aviation Hearing Explores Air Rage Incidents

Unruly passenger incidents are not new to aviation, but the rates of verbal disputes, threats, and sometimes physical altercations with...

Op-Ed: Why Automated Driving Faces a Monster Uphill Battle

My three-year-old daughter takes her friend’s power wheels car for a first-time spin. I briefly show her how to turn the steering...

Eno Releases New Paper Aimed at Ensuring Long-Term Safety for Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

How did flying become the safety way to travel? Despite speeds regularly over 500 miles per hour, heavy vehicles carrying hundreds of...

Guiding the New UAS Industry to Safety Excellence

The aviation industry and regulators are achieving many notable successes in creating effective policies to facilitate the integration...

House T&I Looks Back at Oversight of COVID Relief

On July 29, the House Transportation and Infrastructure full committee held a hearing, “Assessing the Federal Government’s COVID-19...

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