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.

DOT Spreads $800M in FY22 SS4A Grants Widely

On February 1, the Biden Administration announced the distribution of $800 million in road safety grant funding amongst 510 different...

Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Boeing 737 MAX Certification Fix

The pending $1.7 trillion omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal 2023 also contains a provision that will allow the Federal Aviation...

House Passes Mammoth Defense Authorization Bill: No Boeing Fix, but WRDA, Coast Guard Reauthorizations Included

The House of Representatives yesterday passed a 4,310-page package of bills centered around the annual national defense authorization...

Defense Bill, Now Riding on Water Bill, May Contain Boeing Fix

Normally, it is the "must-pass" defense authorization bill that serves as the "Christmas tree" legislation at this festive time of...

Pekoske Confirmed for 2nd Term Heading TSA

In a rare example of continuity between the Trump and Biden Administrations, the U.S. Senate this week confirmed President Biden's...

NHTSA Administrator Cliff Leaving 3 Months After Senate Confirmation

Dr. Steven Cliff, the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is leaving his job less than 3...

Representatives Discuss the Impacts of Leaded Aviation Fuel on Communities and Children

Some general aviation aircraft use high-compression piston engines, which requires gasoline with a high octane level. While...

Community-Supported Plan Fuels Transportation Transformations

Sometimes neighborhood plans sit on the shelf—but sometimes they contain the right ingredients, bring together the right partners,...

Nominations News: Senate Panel OK’s FMCSA Head, MWAA Board Member; POTUS Makes STB Nominee; Sully Out at ICAO

There was a smattering of transportation nomination news in Washington this week. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation...

Eno’s Leadership Awards Reception

Save the date! Eno's Leadership Awards Reception will be held on January 11, 2023 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Kimpton Monaco, 700 F St...

House Subcommittee Approves FY23 DHS Funding

This week, the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee approved a draft bill providing $60.3 billion in discretionary...

Lawmakers Discuss Road Safety, Spike in Traffic Deaths at House Hearing

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held a hearing this week on how to...

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