Transportation

FAA, Choctaw Nation to Conduct Drone Studies

The partnership will investigate moving goods at low altitudes and traits of human operators.

FAA Names Five Host Airports to Test Counter-Drone Tech

The ultimate aim is to create national airport standards for drone detection and mitigation.

FAA Releases Remote ID, the Largest Regulatory Change for Drones In Years

Part of the purpose is to allow for more complex operations in the future. 

COVID-Cleaning Robots, GPS Abnormality Detectors Top DOT’s Small Business Wishlist

The agency is now accepting applications for the first phase of its 2021 SBIR program. 

Highway Safety Agency Wants Car Makers to Know What’s in Their Software

The agency is seeking comment on a software-heavy update of its cybersecurity best practices.

FAA Unveils Final Drone Rules for Remote ID, Nighttime Flights and Operations Over Humans

Unmanned aircraft systems will have to broadcast their “digital license plates” to legally zip around most places in the future. 

Smart Concrete Could Pave the Way for High-Tech, Cost-Effective Roads

The life of structures could be extended, however, if damages were monitored in real time and fixed early on.

Transportation IG to Examine Security of Financial Systems Dispersing CARES Act Funds

A new audit will hone in on the security controls of systems being used at the Federal Transportation Department. 

Transportation Department Rolls Out New Program to Further Drive Drone Integration

It will build on a recently completed pilot that used drones to deliver small packages, count cattle—and more.

Federal Government to Offer $10M to Research COVID-19 Spread on Public Transportation

Major cities could be excluded from receiving grants for “permitting anarchy, violence, and destruction,” per a presidential memo cited in the funding opportunity. 

7 of 10 Agencies Respond to Senator’s Request for IT Modernization Plans

Sen. Maggie Hassan asked for updates on the government’s 10 legacy systems previously flagged as most in need of an update.

Airlines Got Travelers Comfortable about Flying Again Once Before – but 9/11 and a Virus Are a Lot Different

Today, fares are at rock bottom, but Americans’ fear of flying may be the highest it’s ever been.

Big Tech and Aviation Companies to Set Standards For New Drone-Tracking System

The eight vendors will set the technology standards for FAA’s Remote ID program to track drones and their operators.

Highway Administration to Explore How AI and Blockchain Can Transform Transportation

The agency aims to spur innovation through “longer-term, higher risk” research.