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.

Six-Month FAA Extension Enacted as DeFazio Counters Shuster ATC Proposal

October 2, 2015 This week, Congress passed and the President signed into law a six-month extension of Airport and Airway Trust Fund...

Congress May Move Free-Standing PTC Deadline Extension Bill

Following the recent release of a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that confirmed that most railroads will not have...

1991 ISTEA – House Full Committee Markup (Video)

July 26, 1991 full committee markup in the House Transportation and Public Works Committee of the Intermodal Surface Transportation...

H.R. 3651, House 3-Year Positive Train Control (PTC) Deadline Extension

Text of H.R. 3651, the bipartisan House PTC extension bill, as introduced on September 30, 2015.

FY 2007 Transportation Appropriations – Senate Hearings

Transcript of hearings held by the Senate Transportation-Treasury-Judiciary-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee in March and May 2006 on...

1997 NEXTEA (Administration Bill) Section-by-Section Summary – Part 2

Part 2 of the section-by-section summary of the Clinton Administration's NEXTEA surface transportation reauthorization proposal.

1997 NEXTEA (Administration Bill) Legislative Text Part 2

Text of part 2 of the Clinton Administration's proposed NEXTEA surface transportation reauthorization bill.

1996 House ISTEA Reauthorization Hearings Part 3 – Sept. 19 and 26, 1996

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearings on ISTEA reauthorization held on September 19 and 26, 1996.

1996 House ISTEA Reauthorization Hearings Part 2 – June 5 and 18 and July 11, 18, 25 and 30, 1996

Hearings of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on ISTEA reauthorization held on June 5 and 18 and July 11, 18, 25...

1997 Senate ISTEA Reauthorization Hearings Part 2 – March 22, 26, and 28, April 7 and 21, May 7 and June 6, 1997

Hearings of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on ISTEA reauthorization held on March 22, 26, and 28, April 7 and 21,...

1997 Senate ISTEA Reauthorization Hearings Part 1 – February 13 and 26 and March 6, 13 and 19, 1997

Hearings of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on ISTEA reauthorization held February 13 and 26 and March 6, 13 and 19,...

1996 House ISTEA Reauthorization Hearings Part 1 – March 28 and May 2, 7 and 16, 1996

Hearings of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on ISTEA reauthorization on March 28 and May 2, 7 and 16, 1996.

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