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.

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...

USDOT Publishes Proposed Rule on Remote ID for Drones

In the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) world, nothing has been more critical to public policy than Remote ID. This system would enable...

Final FY20 Homeland Security Appropriations for Transportation Security

The fiscal 2020 Homeland Security appropriations conference agreement is included in the first of the two year-end "minibus"...

House Hearing Cites Faulty FAA Risk Calculations on 737 MAX

Another hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week looked more deeply at decisions made by the...

House T&I Approves Bill Regulating Overseas Aircraft Repair Facilities

On November 20, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a bill (H.R. 5119) sponsored by the panel's chairman,...

Senate Committee Looks at Federal Roles in AV Safety

On Wednesday, November 20, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing on the safety of highly automated...

Senate Committee Approves RRIF and NASA Bills, 3 Nominations

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a drama-free markup on November 13 and approved 20 bills by voice vote,...

Boeing CEO Faces Hostile Audiences on Capitol Hill

This week, the chief executive officer of Boeing, Dennis Muilenburg, spent two days this week testifying before a largely hostile...

Who Will Run DHS? Top-Level Vacancies Make Decision Difficult

The resignation of Kevin McAleelan as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, announced October 11, was supposed to take effect...

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Fatalities Reach Twenty-Year Highs in 2018

Earlier this week, NHTSA released updated statistics on traffic fatalities in 2018, along with an accompanying report highlighting key...

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