Infrastructure

What Should Regulators Do About Pilot Depression?

A French agency’s report on the Germanwings accident reassesses the balance between medical privacy and public safety.

Washington State Adds Safety Rules for Trains Hauling Oil

Railroads face new financial and signage requirements in the Evergreen State.

Regulating Self-Driving Cars

As the technology for automated cars develops, California regulators consider how best to approach this new challenge.

Lessons Learned from Katrina and Sandy

Disaster relief agency shows progress over past decade, but challenges remain.

Pipeline Safety Regulator Proposes Rule to Prevent Pipeline Spills

Rule would impose reporting and inspection requirements in light of 2010 pipeline spill and legislation.

Federal Agency Moves to Ensure Safety in Public Housing

New rule issued to protect public housing occupants from sexual harassment in their home.

Evaluating Disaster Relief

Government report recommends “federal mechanism” to increase oversight of the Red Cross.

Scholar Faults State Efforts to Regulate Police Drones

Scholar argues that better state laws would accommodate privacy concerns and encourage police efficiency.

Many Railroads Will Not Have Required Safety Technology by Deadline

Auditor outlines problems and gives guidance to rail regulator over delays with positive train control.

Recreational Drones Present Enforcement Issues for FAA

Agency seeks to crack down on rogue drone operators in the face of limited legal authority and resources.

Federal Agency Moves to Enhance Safety of Public Transportation Systems

The Federal Transit Administration issued a proposed rule to increase monitoring of public transit systems.

A Resource List on NHTSA Fines, Recalls, and Reform

RegBlog’s go-to source for learning more about recent auto safety concerns.