Transportation

FAA Looking to Launch New Vehicle for Innovative IT Services

The agency is conducting market research ahead of rolling out the Information Technology Innovative Procurement for Strategic Sourcing vehicle.

Do Roundabouts Make Drivers Better or Worse? Transportation Wants to See the Data.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants help sorting data on how drivers behave in certain traffic patterns.

Proposed FAA Rule Would Kickstart New Economy For IDing Drones

The new remote ID rule would require all unmanned aircraft systems to have a unique identifier that can be tracked by the FAA, law enforcement and the general public.

FAA to Decommission Decades-Old System that Keeps Pilots Up to Date on Hazardous Weather

It’s all part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to modernize the services it provides.

How a National Lab is Securing Electric Vehicles and Smart Cars of the Future

At Argonne, a holistic approach is accelerating discoveries and bolstering the fight against emerging transportation threats. 

Nascent Transportation Council Solicits Insight on How to Boost Emerging Modes and Technologies

The newly-established internal body aims to help resolve issues around budding tech that doesn’t fit into the department’s existing structures.

Transportation to Start Tracking Sexual Harassment of Travelers Under New Bill

The bill calls for certain airlines and railroads to track harassment and assault of their workers and passengers and report incidents to the Transportation Department.

Lawmakers Want to Ban Unauthorized Drones from Flying Over Stadium Concerts

The FAA currently only issues temporary flight restrictions during sporting events, but a bipartisan group of senators wants to protect stadium skies during all types of events.

Aviation Safety Bill Targets Challenges Posed by Flight Automation

It comes on the heels of two tragic commercial aircraft crashes that killed 346 in the last year.

FAA Certifies UPS to Operate Nation’s First Drone-Delivery Airline

The company’s subsidiary will expand its unmanned aircraft operation to transport potentially life-saving medical supplies.

Senators Question Traffic Safety Agency About Cyber Dangers Posed by Internet-Connected Cars

Sens. Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal want to know why investors have been made more aware of the potential cyber risks than the general public.

Industry Group Asks U.S. CTO and FAA Administrator to Focus on Large Drone Regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration is working on regulations for small drone flights but has yet to take up unmanned systems over 55 pounds.

FAA Needs More Data To Predict When Planes’ Brakes Are About To Fail

With more data, FAA officials say they can build an algorithm to predict when runway conditions will lead to brake failure during landings.

Lawmakers Propose Bills to Secure Connected Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The legislation would set “reasonable” security measures for the numerous IT systems that power our increasingly connected vehicles.

Improving Transit Through Lyft and Uber? More Agencies Are Paying for Ride-Hailing Rides

Experts and transit leaders say that there could be real benefits to working with ride-hailing companies. But data is needed to assess how successful these programs really are.

FAA Is Ready to Put $6M into Certain Drone Innovations

The agency announced a call for white papers to kick off its new five-year, open submission contract.