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.

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...

New Aviation Fees Requested In New Transportation Security Budget

February 4, 2015 This week, the Obama Administration submitted a budget request for $7.15 billion in gross funding for the...

Administration Proposes Revised 6-Year, $478 Billion GROW AMERICA Surface Reauthorization

February 4, 2015 President Obama proposed a six-year, $478.3 billion surface transportation spending plan as part of his fiscal 2016...

President Submits $94.7 Billion FY16 USDOT Budget

February 4, 2015 The budget request for fiscal 2016 for much of the Department of Transportation is hard to separate from the...

House T&I Aviation Roundtable Examines Air Traffic Control Modernization

February 26, 2015 Yesterday, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Aviation held a roundtable...

House Hearing Examines Flight Tracking and Lessons of MH370

February 26, 2015 March 8 marks the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. MH370 was flying from...

House FAA Hearing Examines NextGen, Drone Issues

March 5, 2015 The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is continuing to raise awareness of the upcoming Federal...

Senate Hearing Examines Drone Aircraft Safety

March 26, 2015 The Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security met yesterday for a hearing to “examine...

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