According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, “We are delivering for the American people with the resources now available because President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law reversed decades of underinvestment in our transportation systems,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “The public placed great trust in DOT, and we are honoring that trust by making improvements to transportation that get people and goods to where they need to be more safely, affordably, and sustainably while creating good-paying jobs.”
You can view the DOT 2021-2023 Progress Report here. Improvements in key priorities are highlighted below.
Making Roads and Vehicles Safer for All
- Published the comprehensive National Roadway Safety Strategy
- Improved roadway safety planning for over 70% of the U.S. population
- Funded safety improvements for 4,515 intersections
- Secured commitments from over 120 partners in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors who responded to DOT’s National Roadway Safety Strategy call to action
- Advanced rules on automatic emergency braking in cars and trucks that would save over 500 lives a year