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.

House to Vote on $1.9 Trillion COVID Stimulus Tonight

The House of Representatives is expected to vote late tonight on the $1.9 trillion COVID aid and stimulus bill (H.R. 1319) being moved...

First Highway & Transit Subcommittee Hearing of 2021 Tackles Racial Disparities in Traffic Enforcement

On Wednesday February 24, the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held its first hearing of 2021 on Examining Equity in...

House to Consider Budget Reconciliation Bill Next Week

The House of Representatives is scheduled to consider a budget reconciliation bill next week that provides up to $1.9 trillion in...

House Committees Approve Budget Reconciliation Bill with $57.5 Billion in Transportation Funding

House committees have completed action on most of the $1.9 trillion in COVID relief spending requested by President Biden this week,...

How the House Reconciliation Bill’s $30 Billion for Transit Will Be Distributed

The budget reconciliation legislation approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week provides an...

First T&I Hearing of 2021 Looks at COVID and Transportation Workers

Among the various ways the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the nation is the health and safety of transportation workers and passengers,...

Democratic Leaders Intend $57.5 Billion for Transportation in New COVID-Stimulus Bill

Plans by Congressional Democratic leaders for new legislation providing $1.9 trillion in COVID-19 aid and economic stimulus call for...

CDC Issues Mandate for Mask Use in Travel

Late on the night of January 29, the Centers for Disease Control issued a nationwide mandate requiring passengers and crew on all U.S....

Democratic Leaders Introduce “Skinny” Budget Blueprint for COVID Relief and Stimulus

This afternoon, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) jointly announced that they had...

Biden Signs Transportation Mask Mandate, but USDOT Must Actually Implement It

Yesterday, President Biden signed a new executive order directing federal agencies to "require masks to be worn in compliance with CDC...

Railroads Successfully Implement Positive Train Control Technology Two Days Before Extended Deadline

The railroad industry can finally rest easy after the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)  announced the successful implementation...

Last COVID Bill of 2020 Gives An Additional $45 Billion to Transportation

The final major legislation to be passed by Congress in 2020 contained another $0.9 trillion in COVID-related fiscal relief spread...

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