Department of Transportation

An Education in Regulatory Reform

Penn Law students met with experts in Washington to discuss proposals for reforming the regulatory process.

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.

Law Provides New Regulatory Framework for Space Commerce

The SPACE Act provides financial, legal, and regulatory support to the commercial space industry.

A Resource List on NHTSA Fines, Recalls, and Reform

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

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.

NHTSA Proposes Rule to Curb Substandard Motorcycle Helmets

Motorcyclists and law enforcement officials disagree over the necessity of proposed changes to helmet standards.

Safety Standards Make an Impact

Government report shows how motor vehicle safety measures save lives.

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.