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.

Guest Op-Ed: America Needs to Invest in Universal Road User Education

As we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and over 800,000 lives lost in the U.S., the number of road user deaths could...

Webinar: Eyes in the Skies: How The Ukrainian Crisis Affects Aviation

The war in Ukraine has touched almost every corner of the world in almost as many ways. From parts availability to rising oil prices,...

Senate Votes to Lift Mask Mandate in Transportation, but House Unlikely to Act

On March 15, the U.S. Senate, in a bipartisan 57-40 vote, approved legislation (S. J. Res. 37) that would force the Biden...

Guest Op-Ed: Alternative Traffic Enforcement to Re-Center Road Safety

Transportation has become the most policed aspect of daily life in the United States. The most frequent interactions between police and...

Guest Op-Ed: Repurposed Streets + Small Vehicles = Big Wins for Climate, Safety, and Justice

Three-quarters of the U.S. population resides in cities and suburbs which share a common denominator: proximity to destinations. As a...

Centennial Anthology: A Collection of Essays and Ideas

Coming Out of the Crisis: A Look Past the Pandemic  The pandemic isn’t quite behind us, but every day the contours of the new...

Guest Op-Ed: Protecting Pedestrians, Our Most Vulnerable Road Users

Our roads are filled with all kinds of users. We see trucks and cars, of course. We also see motorcycles, bicycles, and increasing...

Communication Breakdown: T&I Hearing Shows Differing Perspectives Between FAA and FCC on 5G and Aviation Safety

Reminiscent of a certain Led Zeppelin song, all witnesses and Representatives agreed on the utter lack of communication and...

Webinar: Transportation and Cybersecurity: Next Steps to Secure Our Future

Successful cyber attacks on our transportation systems have a debilitating effect on the economy and public safety. Systems including...

USDOT Releases New National Road Safety Strategy

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation released a new "National Roadway Safety Strategy" document that expresses a new "Safe...

“Getting Protected: How Do We Secure Transportation Systems in a Hyper-Connected World?” Centennial Recap

On May 7, 2021, the Colonial Pipeline ceased all production to contain a virtual threat from damaging pipeline operations. The sudden...

House Panel Looks at Seaport Cybersecurity and CBP Staffing

This week, the House Homeland Security’s subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, & Operations held a hearing entitled...

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