Transportation Safety

Welcome to Fast Forward! It’s good you stopped by, because we’ve got the scoop on an industry where you’ll want to go to work every day. If you’re on the lookout for a career that combines opportunities for success with the chance to help others—then you, my dear friend, are in the right place. Now go on! Explore! Your future awaits. We know it’s gonna be a bright one.

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Arden Boxer: Taking Action to Protect Communities

When Arden Boxer wakes up each day and goes to work, she knows she’s doing her part to save lives. That’s why she told Fast Forward that she’d probably continue working even if she won the Powerball jackpot.

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Improving Lives Across the Globe

It’s easy to take for granted the transportation options that we have in the United States. These various systems allow us to get from place to place efficiently and safely without always needing to rely on an automobile.

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Protecting Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Do you like to walk or bike? Do you want to encourage more people to live healthier lives and reduce our impact on the environment by walking or biking? Did you know you could turn these interests into a rewarding career in transportation?

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 Young teen boy learning to drive with guidance from his father.

Safer Drivers, Safer Roads

DeReece Smither is a research psychologist who works for the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Her main job is to research human behavior as it relates to roadway safety.

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Careers in Transportation Safety

There are lots of careers to choose from in Safety. Here are just a few to get you started.

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Transportation Career Spotlight: Structural Engineering

Structural engineers use math and science to ensure that buildings, bridges, dams, and various other structures can withstand forces like weight and pressure in order to stay standing.

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Transportation Researchers Make a Difference

Transportation researchers use the scientific method to solve problems and make improvements to all areas of transportation.

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Vision Zero: Working Toward a Year with No Traffic Deaths

It’s a shocking and tragic fact that, on average, over 4,000 pedestrians and nearly 1,000 bicyclists are struck and killed each year on American roads. Fortunately, this number is much lower than it has been in the past.

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Safety in Transportation Factoids

Check out these awesome facts and figures about the safety issue! How many of them do you already know?

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Fast Forward: Volume 3 Issue 5 – Safety