- Nominee For USDOT Policy Job Appears Before Senate Commerce Committee
- University Releases Data On Effectiveness Of Cable Barriers
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Nominee For USDOT Policy Job Appears Before Senate Commerce Committee
Transport Topics reports on Tuesday’s senate confirmation hearing for Joel Szabat, nominee for the position of USDOT undersecretary for policy, a position he now holds in an acting capacity. Szabat reportedly stressed the importance to state planners of multiyear federal guidance on highway policy. He also addressed the 5.9 GHz spectrum band, White House transportation funding proposals, autonomous vehicle guidance and uncertainty about the long-term impact of COVID-19.Appointments-Promotions-Retirements Transportation and Infrastructure Research & Development US Department of Transportation (USDOT)
University Releases Data On Effectiveness Of Cable Barriers
University of Dayton announced that its Transportation Engineering Lab has completed a study of 2,209 highway crashes where a vehicle hit or crossed median cable barriers. The study, funded by Ohio DOT and FHWA, revealed that only 1.7 percent of the involved vehicles breached the barriers and crashed into oncoming traffic. Approximately 95 percent of the vehicles did not breach the barriers at all. The university news release notes that ODOT started installing cable barriers along highway medians narrower than 59 feet in 2003.Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts) Ohio Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Transportation and Infrastructure Research & Development US Department of Transportation (USDOT)
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