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With pedestrian fatalities on the rise, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s support, is evaluating pedestrian detection technology to help prevent crashes and injuries. To learn more about pedestrian crash avoidance and mitigation technologies (PCAM) and the methodology developed by Volpe to estimate the safety benefits of PCAM systems, visit

USDOT's Volpe center, in support of NHTSA image

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The Maritime Administration’s Ready Reserve Force (RRF) provides government-owned shipping capability to meet Department of Defense strategic sealift requirements, and it assists in times of domestic or international emergencies.

Currently, the RRF is aiding with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma recovery efforts by transporting emergency supplies, providing safe storage of emergency equipment, and housing first responders aboard the vessels.

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The RRF consists of 46 vessels; the force has been activated 120 times

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At the U.S. Department of Transportation, we take emergency preparedness seriously. That’s why the Federal Highway Administration, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are committed to training and supporting first responders, EMS and hazardous materials professionals. Their projects and programs help save lives every day. To learn more visit,, or

Graphic explaining that DOT supports EMS and First Responders

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