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Monday, March 10, 2014

News Digest

Proposed Rule on National Performance Measures for Safety: This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register to develop safety performance measures for the first time in the history of the federal-aid highway program. The measures are targeted at significantly reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. Specifically, the rule proposes that states and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) set and report specific annual targets to lower fatality and serious injury numbers for the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). The rule proposes consequences for states that do not meet or make significant progress toward meeting those targets. (Contact: Nancy Singer/ Neil Gaffney at 202-366-0660)

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