Tagged: transportation

Cyber-attack at 35,000ft

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report to congressional requesters titled “FAA Needs to Address Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems.” The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ensures the advancement, safety, and regulation of civil aviation, as well as the development of the air traffic control (ATC) system. They...

Department of Homeland Security: 2014 Travel and Trade Statistics

In a press release published today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its 2014 Travel and Trade Statistics. These statistics are provided by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) departments of the U.S. government. In the press release, Secretary Jeh C. Johnson...

Condition and Performance Evaluation of U.S. Transportation Infrastructure

Following the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) prepared empirical reports for Congress detailing the condition, performance, and future investment needs of the nation’s transit systems. This 2013 Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges, and Transit: Conditions and Performance report is the tenth in a series...

All Aboard: A Review of NJ Transit’s Response to Hurricane Sandy

The effects of Hurricane Sandy are still present on the East Coast; for the purpose of this blog, we are focusing on New Jersey. This article written by Mike Frassinelli, from NJ.com, exclusively points out the 26-page report that TEEX (Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service) conducted last year. This report...

U.S. Bridges: In a State of Disrepair

Transportation for America has released its updated report on America’s transportation infrastructure entitled “The Fix We’re in For: The State of Our Nation’s Bridges.” The report analyzes data and statistics on bridges all across the country and finds that 11 percent of all bridges in the United States are structurally...

Report Offers Guidance, Strategies, and Tools for Emergency Evacuations

The Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) “National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 740: ‘A Transportation Guide for All-Hazards Emergency Evacuation’ focuses on the transportation aspects of evacuation, particularly large-scale, multijurisdictional evacuation.” “The guidance, strategies, and tools in NCHRP Report 740 are based on an all-hazards approach that has applicability to...

Transportation During and After Hurricane Sandy

The Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, part of New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, released a report this month examining Hurricane Sandy’s impact on transportation in the New York Region during and after the storm. This storm “demonstrated the strengths and limits of the transportation...