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News Digest DOT 04-14

BTS’ National Transportation Statistics Updated - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), today updated National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a web-only reference guide to national-level transportation data. NTS, updated quarterly, includes a wide range of national transportation information.

U.S. Department of Transportation Ranked Eighth Best Place to Work

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation was ranked as the eighth best place to work among large federal agencies in rankings released today by the Partnership for Public Service.  This ranking is up from ninth place in 2012 and marks a continued dramatic turnaround for the department that in 2009 ranked last in the survey among large federal agencies.

NHTSA seeks to improve highway safety, reduce traffic fatalities

"Significant and Seamless" initiative will accelerate new technologies to reduce key safety risks

Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that, while highway deaths over the past five years continue to remain at historic lows, the number of deaths on U.S. roads increased to 33,561 in 2012, up 3.3 percent from 2011.

To a Department where safety is always our number one priority, any increase in the number of traffic fatalities is cause for concern. 

That’s why NHTSA today announced a new effort that involves the agency and the automotive industry working together to aggressively accelerate technologies that would improve safety by targeting some of the most persistent causes of traffic fatalities.

Graphic of crash avoidance technology

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