Federal Highway Administration News

Trinity Guardrails Pass First of 8 Mandated Crash Tests

Trinity Industries Inc.’s guardrail system, which has come under scrutiny for locking when hit and piercing cars instead of helping them slow, passed the first four of eight government-mandated crash tests, a federal highway agency said. The Federal Highway Administration …

Mediation Ordered in Suit Against Texas Guardrail Maker

A federal judge has ordered mediation between a Texas company and a whistleblower who won a $175 million verdict over a design change in the company’s highway guardrails. Critics say the change made it more likely that cars could be …

Guardrails Under Scrutiny Still Used in Nebraska

Nebraska officials say they will continue using a highway guardrail system that has been the focus of safety concerns until the Federal Highway Administration says it shouldn’t. The Lincoln Journal Star reports Trinity Industries’ ET-Plus guardrail system has been used …

Jury: Texas Company Should Pay $175M in Guardrail Case

A jury has decided that a Texas company should pay $175 million in a case involving the safety of thousands of guardrails on highways around the country. A whistleblower charged that the company changed the design of caps at each …