U.S. DOT Continues To Fail in Protecting Motorists – Guardrails That Kill and Maim – Part 2
Here is an Update on this important NY Times article. See http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/13/business/highway-guardrail-may-be-deadly-states-say.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSumSmallMediaHigh&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news NY Times has added a document – a coverup memo from the U.S. DOT FHWA Associate Administrator for Safety, Tony Furst, sent on Oct. 10, 2014 to Division Administrators and Director of Field Services. In essence: 1. we did our part, 2. the rest is a local decision, 3. send information. See Copy attached along with other documents.
Also, several of the documents cited by the NYT are documents that we obtained through vigorous FOIAs. In fact, we’re currently litigating a FOIA lawsuit against FHWA related to materials associated with the ET-Plus
(See http://www.safetyresearch.net/blog/articles/safety-research-strategies-sues-fhwa-guardrail-documents) and just settled an open records case with the state of FL (seehttp://www.safetyresearch.net/blog/articles/safety-research-strategies-wins-foia-case-against-florida-dot)
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That is the kind of advocacy the American people need when the Federal Agencies are captured by corporate interests.