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.

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...

DOT Rolls Out $1 Billion/Year Safe Streets Grant Program

On May 16, the U.S. Department of Transportation solicited applications for $1 billion in grants for a new program providing direct aid...

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,...

Guest Op-Ed: What Streets Are Today, What Streets Should Be Tomorrow

The COVID pandemic upended our way of life. As of early April 2022, nearly a million people in the US have died from the disease, and...

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...

Webinar: Eyes in the Skies: How The Ukrainian Crisis Affects Aviation

The war in Ukraine has touched almost every corner of the world in almost as many ways. From parts availability to rising oil prices,...

Senate Votes to Lift Mask Mandate in Transportation, but House Unlikely to Act

On March 15, the U.S. Senate, in a bipartisan 57-40 vote, approved legislation (S. J. Res. 37) that would force the Biden...

Guest Op-Ed: Alternative Traffic Enforcement to Re-Center Road Safety

Transportation has become the most policed aspect of daily life in the United States. The most frequent interactions between police and...

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