Author: Morgan Kendrick

  • June 1st, 2023

Your Roads. Their Freedom. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are held against their will and trafficked into forced labor and commercial sex. While on your roads, you could be the key to their freedom. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) “Your Roads, Their Freedom” campaign seeks to raise awareness of human trafficking […]

  • May 26th, 2023

As emerging transportation technologies continue to evolve and society acknowledges the potential benefits, various automated technologies are becoming more prevalent and affordable in new vehicles. In conjunction with this trend, there have been increasing calls for some vehicle technologies to be equipped in all new vehicles to improve traffic safety. Efforts to help expedite this […]

  • May 24th, 2023

“Ridesourcing,” also called ridesharing, involves transportation network companies such as Lyft and Uber using a digital network to connect passengers with drivers of, most commonly, personally owned vehicles. GAO estimated that nationally, nearly 1 in 6, or about 16 percent, of ridesourcing vehicles that performed a passenger trip in August 2022 had an open safety […]

  • May 24th, 2023

Drivers 15 to 20 years old—many of whom were novice drivers—represented 8.5 percent of drivers involved in fatal crashes but only 5.1 percent of all licensed drivers in 2020. Graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws are the most effective behavioral countermeasure for young drivers. However, although an increasing proportion of young people are delaying licensure until […]

  • May 17th, 2023

Transportation has historically not been a variable of interest in studying homelessness. Transportation planning has often failed to meet the needs of many low-income populations, including people experiencing homelessness (PEH), those who have been justice-involved, and other environmental justice (EJ) populations. PEH frequently rely on public transit systems and facilities as more than a mode […]

  • May 17th, 2023

This report presents data from a study that was conducted by researchers from Portland State University in partnership with TriMet to examine riders’ experiences after joining the low-income rider program offering discounted fares, known as the Honored Citizen Program (HCP). The goal of the study was to investigate the link between access to transit, well-being, […]

  • May 17th, 2023

In 2022, approximately 6,800 organizations provided public transportation through a variety of modes. An estimated 4,580 nonprofit providers make up the majority of these organizations. Systems operating in urbanized and rural areas receive grant money from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and report to the National Transit Database (NTD) as full, reduced or rural systems. […]

  • May 8th, 2023

All 50 States have “Move Over” laws to protect law enforcement officers and other first responders stopped on our Nation’s roads. Yet one-third of the public is not aware of these laws, and traffic-related incidents continue to be the number one cause of death among on-duty law enforcement officers.   For campaign materials, visit this […]