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.

Senate Hopes To Avert Partial DHS Shutdown But Obstacles Still Remain

February 26, 2015 The Senate cleared a major procedural hurdle on the path to preventing a partial shutdown of the Department of...

FAA Releases Long-Awaited Drone Rule

February 19, 2015 The Obama Administration curiously chose a Sunday morning during a snow-bound three-day holiday weekend to...

Potential Homeland Shutdown Looms; TSA and USCG Largely Exempt

February 11, 2015 Continued filibusters of the fiscal 2015 Homeland Security appropriations bill in the Senate have raised the real...

Blumenauer, 24 Other Democrats Introduce 15 Cent Per Gallon Gasoline Tax Increase For HTF

February 11, 2015 Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-CA) and 24 Democratic cosponsors last week introduced legislation to increase federal...

Senate Deciding Whether To Take Up Highway Bill

July 22, 2015 At this hour (late Wednesday afternoon), the Senate is waiting to hold a “re-vote” on a procedural motion to take...

Odds and Ends – January 28, 2015

House T&I Finalizes Subcommittee Roster. Yesterday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee officially approved the...

Senate Rail Hearing Focuses On Pushing Back PTC Deadline

January 28, 2015 Earlier today, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on freight rail...

Addressing Future Capacity Needs in the U.S. Aviation System

The United States’ aviation system plays an integral role in our economy, providing a means to transport people and goods over long...

CBO Baseline For Overall Transportation Spending

January 28, 2015 The primary users of the baseline data from this week’s Congressional Budget Office baseline are the House and...

New CBO Baseline Defines HTF Bailout Needs; Sets Parameters For Surface Reauthorization Bill

January 28, 2015 On Monday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its annual Budget and Economic Outlook. The...

Preparing a Nation for Autonomous Vehicles: Opportunities, Barriers and Policy Recommendations

Preparing a Nation for Autonomous Vehicles: Opportunities, Barriers and Policy Recommendations is the second annual William P. Eno...

Slight Cuts in Coast Guard Budget Request for FY 2016

February 4, 2015 The President’s budget request for 2016 includes a slight cut in the United States Coast Guard budget, from...

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