The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration outlines the minimum sound emitting requirements in regulation FMVSS 141. Essentially, vehicles under 10,000lbs that operate on public roads and spaces need an audible signature above ambient street noise when accelerating, decelerating, reversing and idling. The measure is intended to protect vulnerable pedestrians and […]

The Department of Transportation subsidizes and regulates highways, airports, air traffic control, urban transit, passenger rail, and other activities. However, taxpayers and consumers would be better off if transportation activities were privatized, which has been a global trend. Opening up the financing and operation of infrastructure to the private sector […]