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.

CBO Data Illustrates Future Cost of Past HTF Commitments

April 16, 2015 As Congressional leaders return to Washington to discuss how to extend Highway Trust Fund program spending authority...

House-Senate FY16 Budget Talks Begin

April 16, 2015 House-Senate negotiations on the fiscal 2016 budget blueprint have begun in earnest, with the House appointing a team...

Administration Re-Releases GROW AMERICA Bill Text

April 2, 2015 The Obama Administration this week submitted the legislative text of a slightly revised version of the GROW AMERICA...

Senate Committee OK’s Freight Rail Regulation; PTC Deadline Extension Bills

March 26, 2015 The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee yesterday approved two significant pieces of freight rail...

House Passes FY16 Budget; Senate Still Debating

March 26, 2015 It’s budget week on Capitol Hill - the House and Senate are considering the annual budget blueprints on the floors...

Eno NextGen Working Group Releases Statement of Principles for ATC Reform

March 19, 2015 On Monday, the Eno NextGen Working Group released a stakeholder driven “Statement of Principles” for U.S. air...

CBO Says GROW AMERICA Grows Much More Slowly Than USDOT Says

March 19, 2015 Last week, when the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its re-estimate of the President’s budget request...

Odds and Ends – Week of March 9, 2015

The GAO has issued a new report entitled Auto Safety: Status of NHTSA’s Redesign of Its Crashworthiness Data System. It can be read...

McConnell Substitute Changes EPW, Commerce Bill Provisions

July 22, 2015 Here are what appear to be the main changes in the EPW and Commerce portions of the bill from the time that the...

Odds and Ends – Week of March 2, 2015

A new GAO report was released on March 2 entitled INFORMATION SECURITY: FAA Needs to Address Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems....

Senate Holds Motor Carrier Safety Oversight Hearing

March 5, 2015 A hearing this morning before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee explored the Federal Motor...

Homeland Funding Drama Ends with House Accepting Clean Year-Long Appropriations Bill

March 5, 2015 The long, slow-motion crisis over federal Homeland Security funding for fiscal year 2015 is over, as the House...

BECOME A MEMBER

The leader in our field for nearly a century, government and industry leaders rely on Eno for timely research and an independent voice on policy issues. Our professional development programs strengthen the leadership and practical skills of transportation professionals across the industry. Join today and become part of the conversation.

Be Part of the Conversation
Sign up to receive news, events, publications, and course notifications.
No thanks