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.

House Highway Markup Likely Slipping To First Week of October

September 18, 2015 With the Senate having passed a three-year surface transportation reauthorization bill (which aspires to be a...

GAO Issues New Report Showing Just How Badly Most Railroads Will Miss Dec. 31 PTC Deadline

September 18, 2015 The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report analyzing the deadline for the implementation of...

Senate Commerce Holds Feinberg Nomination Hearing

September 18, 2015 Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing to consider the...

1972 (Sept. 18) Volpe Letter to House Public Works Committee

Letter sent by Transportation Secretary Volpe on September 18, 1972 to the House Committee on Public Works chairman John Blatnik...

1966 Highway Safety Act – Enrolled Bill Memo

Memo presented to President Johnson on September 3, 1966 expressing the views of federal agencies on the enrolled bill S. 3052, the...

1966 National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act – Enrolled Bill Memo

Memo and letters presented to President Johnson on September 3, 1966 expressing the views of federal agencies on the enrolled bill S....

2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act

Text of Public Law 112-95, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.

2003 Vision 100 – Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act

Text of Public Law 108-176, the Vision 100 - Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act of 2003.

2000 Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21)

Text of Public Law 106-181, the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21).

1992 Airport and Airway Safety, Capacity, Noise Improvement, and Intermodal Transportation Act

Text of Public Law 102-581, the Airport and Airway Safety, Capacity, Noise Improvement, and Intermodal Transportation Act of 1982.

1990 Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act

Text of Public Law 101-508, the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, subtitle B of title IX of which contained the Aviation...

1987 Airport and Airway Capacity and Safety Expansion Act

Text of Public Law 100-223, the Airport and Airway Capacity and Safety Expansion Act of 1987.

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