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Traveling Three Lanes: On the Road to Zero

The Future of Transportation: Safety, Opportunity, and Innovation Speaker Series


The Future of Transportation: Safety, Opportunity, and Innovation speaker series, hosted by the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, brought together top transportation innovators moving forward the framework for the future in Beyond Traffic 2045. The concluding speaker was National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator Mark Rosekind, who provided a pointed discussion of roadway safety.

In reflecting upon the staggering number of 35,092 lives lost on America’s roadways in 2015, Rosekind said “Why it’s a crisis now is because that number in 2015 went up by 7.2 percent,” he said. “When you look at that as a percentage jump, that is the highest percentage increase in over 50 years.”