The U.S. Department of Transportation is asking cities for proposals to test automated vehicles through the new Automation Proving Ground Pilot Program.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Homeland Security conducted drone detection technology research at Denver International Airport this week.






California’s Department of Motor Vehicles asked the public to critique proposed regulations that would allow self-driving cars without a steering wheel or pedals on public roads.






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 […]

The Department of Transportation hosted a Twitter chat on Monday under the hashtag #OpenDOT to get opinions on the agency’s open data policies.






The Federal Railroad Administration awarded $25 million in grants Tuesday to 11 companies to develop software that will help prevent train collisions. Railroads will use these grants to achieve interoperability through Positive Train Control (PTC) systems that work to prevent crashes, derailments, intrusions into work zones, and improper switching of lines. “These grants get us […]

The introduction of self-driving vehicles could make roads both more and less safe, according to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Christopher Hart. “The human is the most unreliable part of the system,” Hart said in a speech at the National Press Club on Thursday. “On the other hand, if the system encounters unanticipated circumstances, […]

The Internet of Things will soon transform the way transportation and infrastructure operate in the United States, according to witnesses at the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security hearing.






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