Because our mission is to independently advance transportation safety, Strategic Goal No. 2, which affects the safety of the entire transportation system, cascades into strategic objectives that emphasize advocacy and outreach. Issuing, advancing, and closing recommendations remain an important core function of the agency. This goal emphasizes our need to promote items on the Most Wanted List. The Most Wanted List is designed as a transparent tool to increase awareness of, and support for, the most critical changes needed to reduce transportation accidents and save lives. Leveraging our unique position in the safety industry, we believe it is necessary to lead the transportation community with integrity to ensure that emerging safety issues are being addressed and that political leadership is aware of public policy implications.
To achieve this goal, the following objectives and strategies will be applied: