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: Safety, Shutdowns, and Air Traffic Control

On January 25 2019, the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history ended after 35 days. As the government shutdown entered its...

House Hearing Looks At the Long-Term Future of Aviation

On Tuesday, March 12 the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing on the Future of Aviation...

The FY20 Budget: Transportation Security

March 20, 2019 The President's fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Department of Homeland Security includes proposals for a...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 25, 2019

Tuesday, March 26 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Aviation – subcommittee hearing on investment in...

The FY20 Budget: Transportation Tax and Fee Assumptions

March 19, 2019 In the full fiscal year 2020 federal budget request released this week, the assumptions for the tax receipts of...

President’s FY20 Budget Cuts DOT Appropriations $4.8 Billion, Meets FAST Act HTF Spending Targets, Keeps $200B Infrastructure Placeholder

March 11, 2019  President Trump has released a fiscal year 2020 budget request today that calls for $84.1 billion in gross...

Homeland Panel Examines Cyber Threats to Surface Transportation

March 1, 2019 On February 26, the House Homeland Security Committee held a joint hearing to look at ways to secure the U.S. surface...

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...

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