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.

Webinar: The Role of Transportation in Improving America’s Health

Transportation access is one of the fundamental objectives of the public sector as a means to provide access to jobs, services,...

TSA, Coast Guard Get Operational Increases in FY21 House Bill

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee released the text of the draft fiscal 2021 Homeland Security appropriations...

DOT IG Releases Timeline of 737 MAX Development

After the second fatal crash of a Boeing 737 MAX jetliner in March 2019 led to the worldwide grounding of the new model airplane,...

$1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Moving to House Vote Next Week

A $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, which incorporates a $494 billion, five-year surface transportation reauthorization (backed by a...

House Science Panel Looks at Making Air Travel Safer from Viruses

We normally watch congressional hearings remotely, but it definitely feels strange to be witnessing one happen where all parties...

Road to Recovery Webinar: More Than Meets the Eye: Density and Transportation During COVID-19

The impacts of density on the COVID-19 pandemic are currently the center of attention in public opinion, policy decisions, and planning...

Road to Recovery Webinar: Rob Britton

This webinar is led by Rob Britton, who led communications for American Airlines after 9/11. He will discuss lessons learned for...

Op-Ed: Transportation and the Police Part 2: The Enforcement Problem in Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

This article is the second piece in a Transportation and the Police op-ed series by Eno's Romic Aevaz. You can read the first article...

Making Aircraft Certification Safe and Modern for the Global Aviation Industry

The Senate Commerce Committee held a contentious hearing this week to examine the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight...

CDC Contract Tracing Rule Pushed to September

Earlier this week, Trump Administration officials tasked an interagency working group to come up with a plan for conducting contract...

House Hearing Looks at Coronavirus Impact on Front-Line Transportation Workers

On Tuesday, June 9, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing titled “On the Front Lines: The Impacts...

Op-Ed: Transportation and the Police: Reconsidering Traffic Enforcement

This article is the first piece in a Transportation and the Police op-ed series by Eno's Romic Aevaz. Millions of people across the...

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