DOT welcomes public comment on bus safety plan
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is inviting the public to comment on its draft strategic plan that will become a five-year guide to reducing bus and truck crashes, fatalities and injuries.
The plan, which is entitled “Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2011-2016 Strategic Plan: Raising the Safety Bar, features three core principles:
- Raise the bar to enter the motor carrier industry
- Maintain high safety standards to remain in the industry
- Remove high-risk carriers, drivers and service providers from operation
Comments on the draft strategic plan can be submitted to the Federal Docket Management System at www.regulations.gov, Docket ID No. FMCSA-2011-0098. In addition, FMCSA has set up an IdeaScale Community on its main Web site at www.fmcsa.dot.gov to comment on the plan. IdeaScale is a Department of Transportation initiative providing an interactive, on-line, transparent space for people to engage in conversation about draft proposals and vote whether they agree or disagree, which also allows FMCSA to ask clarifying questions to make sure the best comments and ideas are submitted.
“This strategic plan represents a fresh and bold new view on issues critical to bus and truck safety, and I encourage Americans across the country to provide feedback and help shape the final plan,” said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
For more, visit www.fmcsa.dot.gov.