Infrastructure

Reforming Automobile Defects Investigations

After the federal auto safety agency missed GM’s switch problem, the DOT calls for change.

A Guide to Recent Automotive Industry Fines and Recalls

A decade of missed opportunities has led to increased enforcement and calls for change.

Getting Defective Vehicles Off the Road

In this three-part series, Eric Schlabs examines recent vehicle recalls and what they reveal about federal oversight of automobile safety.

Commercial Drones in the Skies by 2017

The FAA proposes rule permitting restricted use of commercial unmanned aircraft systems.

Audit Says FEMA Still Not Ready to Deliver Supplies During Emergencies

FEMA’s supply chain system might not aid disaster victims effectively, report says.

Promoting Safer Streets

Department of Transportation steps up effort to enhance pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

New Federal Guidance Issued on Public-Private Toll Roads

Federal highway authority calls for balancing public policy objectives with private investment.

Drug and Alcohol Tests for Professional Drivers

Agency proposes database of drug and alcohol tests for commercial drivers.

Penn Seminar Explores New Responses to Flood Risks

Experts ask if super-storms require new approaches to risk regulation, insurance, and disaster management.

FAA Proposes Aircraft Retrofit Requirement

Some cockpit displays may fail because of Wi-Fi interference.

States Incorporate Changing Federal Regulation for Car Seats

New dataset explores relationship between state and federal child restraint laws.

TSA Seeks Comments on Whole Body Imaging at Airports

TSA will install new privacy technology on screening machines in coming weeks.