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.

Sidewalk Stakeholder Engagement and Underlying Equity Concerns

State DOTs, MPOs, and cities across the country have good examples of robust asset management systems and project prioritization...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 25, 2019

Tuesday, February 26 – House Homeland Security – Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security – subcommittee hearing on...

Year-End FY19 Appropriations Bill Passes Congress, Averts Shutdown; Trump Declares Border Emergency

February 15, 2019 Yesterday, both chambers of Congress passed a $325 billion appropriations measure, which President Trump signed...

Final FY19 Homeland Bill Increases TSA, Coast Guard Operational Budgets

February 15, 2019 The final fiscal 2019 appropriations package that passed Congress yesterday appropriates a net $49.4 billion for...

WMATA Urges Congressional Action on Railcar Supply Concerns, As EU Rejects Siemens-Alstom Merger

February 8, 2019 This week, the director of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) told Congress that he has...

FHWA Nominee Enjoys Positive Reception at Confirmation Hearing

January 31, 2019 After more than two years without a Federal Highway Administrator, a confirmation hearing was held on Tuesday for...

Shutdown Over, but No Final FY19 Deal in Sight Yet

February 1, 2019 The five-week shutdown of large swaths of the federal government has ended, but hopes for finishing the...

Government to Reopen Through Feb. 15

January 25, 2019 - 5:00 p.m. President Trump today reversed course and agreed to sign a short-term continuing appropriations...

The Shutdown’s Effect on Air Traffic Control — and How to End it

This piece was originally published in The Hill. As the federal government shutdown stretches on, its effects on the nation's...

As Coast Guard Members Bear Brunt of Shutdown, Agency and Congress Seek Way Out

January 24, 2019 Tens of thousands of members of the U.S. Coast Guard continue to go without pay while the partial government...

Shutdown Continues With No End in Sight, As Federal Workers Miss First Paycheck

The partial lapse-of-appropriations shutdown that began at midnight on December 21 is now three weeks old, but a pivotal milestone was...

All Railroads With PTC Requirements Claim to Meet Dec. 31 Deadline

January 3, 2019 All 41 railroads with positive train control (PTC) requirements submitted by Dec. 31, 2018 documentation claiming...

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