About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for TRANSPORTATION SAFETY: POLICY AND POLITICS (305.630.01), a course offered by the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Provides an overview of the significant role of national politics on transportation safety policy in the United States. Using case studies of notable safety enhancement efforts in aviation, highway, and other transportation modes, students discover the significant roles and interactions of lobbyists, industry associations, politicians, and Federal Agencies in transportation safety research and subsequent safety improvement rulemaking. Through informal lectures, readings and a field trip to the Baltimore Washington International airport tower, students learn that transportation safety and injury prevention improvements often require significant efforts to successfully navigate the path from research findings to interventions that improve the traveling public's safety and health.

Course Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students will: be familiar with policy issues related to transportation safety; recognize the role of national politics in transportation safety policy in the United States; understand how transportation safety research as well as lobbyists, industry associations, politicians, and Federal Agencies impact subsequent safety improvement rulemaking.

Course Time

Thu   1:30 PM to 3:20 PM

Intended Audience

students interested in transportation safety and injury control

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on a short paper addressing a case study of transportation safety policy.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

Susan Baker
E-mail: sbaker@jhsph.edu