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.

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...

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill: Safety Programs

President Biden's original American Jobs Plan proposed an even $20 billion for "Safety for all Users." When the fine print came out, it...

Centennial Institute

Convening Transportation Professionals to Learn and Connect Throughout the COVID pandemic, Eno has been a trusted source of...

No end in sight for mask mandates on public transportation

Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, is uncertain when the demasking will happen. "No idea," he said.

Surface Bill Goes to House Floor Next Week

The House of Representatives will consider the surface transportation bill (H.R. 3684) next week, where it will be combined with...

Amendments Filed to House Surface Transportation Bill

The following is a list of all 230 amendments filed so far with the House Rules Committee to the surface transportation bill (H.R....

Testimony from Admiral Schultz: Anti-Harassment and Diversity Initiatives in the U.S. Coast Guard

Challenges with harassment and increasing diversity within the U.S. Coast Guard were apparent in Wednesday’s Homeland Security...

Kennedy: Many will continue to work from home

“I think a lot of this is here to stay,” said Robert Puentes, CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, a think-tank in Washington,...

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