Transportation

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.

How FAA’s Latest Challenge Looped in Data Newbies

In addition to creating new visualizations about national airspace, the agency encouraged employees who don’t work with data or in IT to give its tools a spin.

TSA, Transportation Officials Give Insight into New Cybersecurity Mandates for Pipeline Operators

Agency leaders expressed a commitment to avoiding duplication of their efforts as lines blur between cyber and physical security.

NASA Ranks as the Best Place to Work in Government for Ninth Year

The federal government still has “a lot of work to do to improve its competitiveness with the private sector as an employer of choice,” head of the nonprofit that released the rankings says. 

FAA Knows It Needs More Tech Experts, Just Not How Many

The Federal Aviation Administration needs IT experts, as well as specialists in emerging technologies like drones and 3-D printing, but doesn’t have hard, quantitative data on those workforce gaps.

Federal Shared Services Provider Needs a System to ID Bots in Its Data Center

One of the four central financial service providers wants to use more robotic process automation in its data centers but needs to be able to track those bots—and any potential malicious bots creeping in, as well.

Buttigieg Underscores Urgency of Transportation Infrastructure Investment

Republican lawmakers are skeptical of the scope of the Biden administration’s planned infrastructure package, which the president is expected to provide more details on next week.

At South by Southwest, DOT’s ‘Secretary Pete’ Points To Federal IT Priorities

He’d like to help make the 2020s ‘a turning point in the story of American transportation.’

FAA Delays Drone Remote ID Tracking, ‘Operations Over People’ Rules

Compliance deadlines for manufacturers and operators have also been pushed out.

FAA, Choctaw Nation to Conduct Drone Studies

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