Safety and Security Vital to America's Transportation System

This paper describes how the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the House of Representatives is working to ensure transportation safety and security, especially in the aviation field. The Committee has passed legislation that requires the Secretary of Transportation to submit an annual report to Congress and to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on the status of each recommendation on the NTSB's "most wanted" list of safety improvements. To improve transportation security, the Committee has conducted approximately 50 public hearings, held multiple classified meetings and briefings, worked with the Administration to make regulatory security improvements, and worked with the 9/11 Commission to implement expanded security programs. Several pieces of legislation have been authored by this Committee to address the security issues raised in these hearings and meetings. Although this article primarily concerns legislation addressing aviation safety and security, legislation designed to improve maritime, pipeline and railroad safety and security is also summarized.


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  • Accession Number: 01000263
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 10 2005 4:54PM