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.

2-Month HTF Extension Signed – What Now?

June 4, 2015 On Friday evening (May 29), President Obama signed into law the second short-term extension of the MAP-21 law (the bill...

Transportation-Related Amendments Offered to the FY16 THUD Bill in the House on June 3

(More amendments, all of which are “limitation” amendments (“no funds in this act may be used for such-and-such”) were offered...

Senate Appropriations Hands Out FY 2016 Spending Allocations

May 21, 2015 Like its House counterpart, the Senate panel was forced to work from the revised Budget Control Act total of $1,016.6...

ETW Issue Overview: Separating ATC Provision From Safety Regulation

May 21, 2015 Introduction. The issue of reforming the governance and funding structure of air traffic control (ATC) provision in the...

Senate Hearing Examines ATC Reform

May 21, 2015 The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held the last in a series of five hearings on the...

Senate Action on 2-Month Extension May Be Last Pre-Recess Business

May 21, 2015 Today is shaping up to be a very long day in the United States Senate, and passage of a two-month extension of Highway...

Week of July 13, 2015: Odds and Ends

Wednesday, July 15 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee business meeting to consider S. 1732, the...

House Committee Approves FY16 Homeland Appropriations Bill

July 15, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee yesterday by a 32 to 17 vote gave its approval to the fiscal year 2016...

House HTF Extension Continues TSA User Fee Mismatch

July 15, 2015 The House’s five-month Highway Trust Fund extension bill (H.R. 3038) pays for $3 billion of its $8 billion HTF...

House Subcommittee OK’s $71.5 Billion FY16 USDOT Budget

April 30, 2015 A House appropriations subcommittee today approved a draft bill making available $71.5 billion in spending authority...

Foxx Defends DOT FY16 Budget Before Senate Appropriators

April 22, 2015 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx defended his department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request before a...

Lean Year Ahead For USDOT Appropriations in the House

April 22, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee voted earlier today to allocate $1.017 trillion in discretionary appropriations...

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