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National Roadway Safety Strategy

NRSS Safety Strategy

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS) outlines the Department’s comprehensive approach to reversing the rise in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on the nation’s highways, roads, and streets. The NRSS executes the Department’s commitment to safety through priority actions that target the most significant and urgent problems in roadway safety.   

The NRSS’s Call to Action Campaign – launched on February 3, 2023 – invites every organization and individual to participate in taking part and sharing how they will actively reduce deaths and injuries on America’s roadways, expand adoption of the NRSS’s five-pronged Safe Systems approach (Safer People, Safer Roads, Safer Vehicles, Safer Speeds and Post-Crash Care) and a zero-fatalities vision, and transform how we as a nation think about road safety.   

The Federal Transit Administration supports the NRSS and the Safety Systems Approach. For the Call to Action, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) and 14 transit agencies from around the country committed to the NRSS Call to Action Campaign and are now Allies in Action. The agencies include:  

These transit associations and agencies are among the more than 100 Allies in Action reported by USDOT in August 2023 and their commitments are critical to FTA’s work on the NRSS.   

As the Call to Action campaign continues, FTA encourages all transit agencies to commit to specific actions in support of the NRSS Call to Action and help us reach zero fatalities.  

Please join the NRSS Allies in Action! Click here, complete the form and start your agency’s commitment today. 

Because no commitment is too small nor too ambitious, every action taken is critical.