The Department of Transportation is promising radical new changes to federal approach to roadway safety following a report that showed the largest six-month increase in roadway fatalities ever recorded by the agency.
The drivers of the biggest vehicles on U.S. roads can't even see many of the people in their path — and cities could be doing more right now to stop blind-spot deaths, a recent panel of experts argued.
This week we’re joined by Zabe Bent, director of design for the National Association of City Transportation Officials. We chat about how we think too much about the future and growth, the MUTCD process, and how she would start the design an infrastructure bill.
A coalition of leading transportation professionals is pushing for an overhaul of the manual that sets many of the most dangerous design guidelines for our car-focused roads — and rejecting a piecemeal public comment process that they say will only put a band-aids over the gaping wounds in our unsafe national transportation standards.