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: 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...

Former NACTO President Hutcheson Replaces Joshi at FMCSA

With Meera Joshi headed to New York City to be a Deputy Mayor, it was announced this week that Robin Hutcheson will be replacing Joshi...

Cybersecurity Mandates and Reporting Requirements for Transportation Discussed in T&I Hearing

Yesterday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee met in a hearing to discuss “The Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape:...

Northstar rail runs into trouble in Anoka County

"A lot of regions are grappling with some of the same challenges," said Paul Lewis, policy director at the Eno Center for...

Mandatory Cybersecurity Incident Reporting, Better Protection Measures for Critical Infrastructures Pushed at Homeland Security Committee Hearing

This past Tuesday, the House Homeland Security Committee convened a hearing to discuss cybersecurity mandates on nationally significant...

House Panel Grills FAA Chief Over Implementation of Congressional Directives

Yesterday, the House Aviation Subcommittee got an update from the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration on the status of...

Senate Passes Bill Freeing Up $123 Billion in COVID Aid for Infrastructure

Quietly and with no debate, the U.S. Senate on October 19 passed legislation freeing up almost $123 billion of the $350 billion state...

Op-Ed: Recognizing the Reasons for Railroad Deaths

While we do not yet know the precise cause of the recent Amtrak derailment in Montana, the response was swift. The National...

T&I Hearing Assesses COVID Funding for Transit

Yesterday, the full House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing titled “Assessing the Federal Government’s...

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