Safety & Security

Issues & Modes / Safety & Security

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.

Authorization Table for STRR Act As Introduced in the House

Table of funding authorizations for the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 as released by the chairman of...

What Happens Next With the Surface Transportation Extension?

October 16, 2015 Now that the bipartisan leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has made public the...

House Homeland Committee Approves Transportation Security Bills

October 16, 2015 On September 30, the House committee on Homeland Security had a marathon full committee markup on 15 bills....

MAP-21’s Regulatory Deadlines: A Status Report

October 16, 2015 The 2012 MAP-21 law contained numerous provisions requiring the Department of Transportation issue new regulations....

Future Of Stand-Alone PTC Deadline Extension Uncertain

October 8, 2015 The White House joined the Positive Train Control (PTC) discussion this week, with spokesman Frank Benenati...

1978 Airline Deregulation Bill Signing Ceremony Memo and Remarks

Briefing memo and prepared remarks for President Carter for the October 24, 1978 White House signing ceremony for S. 2493, the airline...

Rewriting the Rules of the Road

Our founder, William P. Eno, first penned the Rules of the Road in the early 1900s. These rules were adopted by New York City in 1909...

1998 TEA21 Bill Signing Ceremony (Video)

Video of the bill signing ceremony for the TEA21 bill on June 9,...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 5, 2015

Wednesday, Oct. 7 - House Transportation and Infrastructure - Subcommittee on Aviation - subcommittee hearing on the impact of unmanned...

1986 (Oct. 2) OMB Letter to Senate EPW Chairman on Highway Bill Conference

October 2, 1986 letter from OMB Director Jim Miller to Senate Environment and Public Works chairman Bob Stafford expressing...

1987 (Feb. 20) Dole Letter to Senate Highway Bill Conferees

February 20, 1987 letter from Transportation Secretary Dole to the Senate members of the House-Senate conference committee on H.R. 2,...

1991 ISTEA – House Rules Committee Hearing (Video)

August 1, 1991 hearing of the House Rules Committee on H.R. 2950, the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act, at which the...

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