Transportation

TSA Opens Registration for Public Meeting on Cybersecurity Regulations

The agency’s advisory committee typically meets behind closed doors, but they are required to hold at least one public meeting per year. 

4 Critical Infrastructure Sectors to Get New Cyber Rules, Per White House Official

The deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging tech said it should be up to sector-specific agencies to decide who should  implement appropriate cybersecurity defenses.

Department of Transportation Investing $160 Million for Tech-Centric Projects

Two programs, SMART Grants and ATTAIN, will dole out millions over five years as the Biden administration plans a U.S. transportation overhaul.

FAA Launches Data Visualization Dashboard to Better Inform Public About the National Airspace

New interactive ‘Fact Book’ hopes to make the FAA’s collected data on the U.S. aviation sector easier for readers to comprehend.

Traffic Safety Agency Issues Final Guidelines for Vehicle Cybersecurity

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will announce its final cybersecurity guidelines draft Friday as modern vehicles become more technologically-integrated.

New Transportation Dashboard Informs Travelers of Services Offered During Flight Disruptions

The airline customer service dashboard shows passengers the compensatory amenities offered by major U.S. airlines when flights are delayed or canceled.

FAA Awards $231,000 in STEM-Outreach Grants

The grants will help three universities with STEM outreach for underrepresented students in STEM and aviation.

Transportation Proposes Near $1M Fine for Colonial Pipeline One Year After Hack

The firm has 30 days to respond with evidence contesting the agency’s allegation of safety violations.

National Transportation Safety Board Wants To Expand Drone Operations

The transit agency has been using drones to analyze and recreate accidents across all transportation industries.

Lawmakers Advance Tech Security Bills Amid Heightened International Tensions

Several pieces of legislation emphasizing new technology policy are headed to the House floor. 

Biden Admin Announces $5 Billion To Fund Nationwide Electric Vehicle Charging Network

The funding comes from the $1 trillion infrastructure bill Congress passed in November.  

FAA Lists 50 Airports Exempt From New 5G Rollout

These airports will have a temporary buffer zones to ensure airplane altimeters are protected, pursuant to an agreement between telecommunication companies and the government.

Transportation Secretary Pushes for Government Support for Vehicle Innovation

The Transportation secretary doubled down on the government's role in fostering a strong environment for emerging tech like electric cars and buses, automated vehicles. 

A State’s Plan for the Nation’s First Section of Wireless Charging Road

Michigan hopes to test out a short segment of roadway that will allow electric cars to recharge as they drive, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said.

GPS Lessons from Before 9/11 Still Endanger the U.S.

“Public policy must ensure, primarily, that safety is maintained even in the event of loss of GPS,” officials wrote in the 2001 Volpe Report.

Why the Feds Are Investigating Tesla’s Autopilot and What that Means for the Future of Self-Driving Cars

Tesla’s Autopilot enables hands-free driving, but it’s not meant to allow drivers to take their eyes off the road.