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 Democrats Introduce $547B Surface Bill; Markup Next Week

House Democrats today introduced a five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, the “Investing in a New...

Op-Ed: Opening Up Global Air Travel—Safely

One of the indelible effects of the COVID-19 outbreak is the dramatic decrease in air travel. Now that parts of the world are starting...

Frustration on Progress, Concern About Noise are Key Topics at House NextGen ATC Roundtable

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation held a virtual roundtable this week on air traffic control (ATC)...

With transit thrown off track, rush hour may never be the same

As society eases into a new normal, said Robert Puentes, president and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation in Washington, D.C.,...

Senate Commerce Looks at AV Development, but Pulls Bill from Schedule

This week, a Senate committee hearing looked at autonomous vehicle (AV) safety regulation, but the committee then postponed debate on...

Biden Signs $1.9T COVID/Stimulus Bill Into Law

President Biden signed into law yesterday the latest $1.9 trillion COVID relief and economic stimulus bill (H.R. 1319), now called the...

Webinar: Form and Function: The Role and Future of Complete Streets Post-COVID

"Complete streets" is a design approach intended to accommodate a variety of modes of transportation and has been shown to reduce motor...

Reconciliation Bill On Hold Pending Unemployment Insurance Agreement

The only thing more tedious than a Senate vote-a-rama is, apparently, a suspended vote-a-rama. The period of post-debate amendment...

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,...

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