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.

2013 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2013 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2013   January 16, 2013 issue January 21, 2013 update ...

Three Pragmatic Initiatives for the Incoming Secretary of Transportation

The advice often given to incoming members of the President’s Cabinet is to pick three issues on which to focus their energy, because...

Why is Air Traffic Control a Government Function?

Last week the sequester finally began hitting Congress where it hurts – by snarling air traffic and delaying flights. The Federal...

Introducing Policy Change: The Case of Knives on Planes

Last month, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) unveiled a plan to permit some items that had been previously banned back...

Three New Visionary Ideas for the President

When President Obama gave his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, the transportation community reaction was mixed. The...

2012 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2012 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2012   January 18, 2012 issue January 27, 2012 update ...

2011 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2011 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2011   January 3, 2011 update January 19, 2011 issue ...

2010 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2010 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2010   January 5, 2010 issue January 21, 2010 issue ...

2009 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2009 Transportation Weekly Archive   January 2009 January 13, 2009 issue – CBO releases dismal new budget forecast;...

Federal Bridge Policy: Past and Future

 Response to 1967 Disaster Created A Program That Has Gradually Lost Its Focus Originally published in Transportation Weekly, August...

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