The Federal Aviation Administration installed Data Communications technology at Chicago O’Hare and Midway airports, allowing pilots and air traffic controllers to send takeoff information via text communication.

The use of Data Communications technology has begun at Washington Dulles International Airport. The technology is part of the FAA’s NextGen Initiative, which seeks to increase safety and efficiency in airports. Data Comm technology enables text-based communication between pilots and air traffic controllers.

The Federal Aviation Administration will replace existing air traffic control procedures in Southern California with new satellite-based procedures as part of its Next Generation Air Transportation System.

The Department of Transportation on Thursday launched its National Transit Map, which includes transit data, a participation map, and interactive mapping apps. The map includes data from 270 transit agencies that provided information on more than 398,000 stops and 10,000 routes. “Measuring connectivity starts with having good data about where America’s transit connects–where transit stops […]

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