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NASA, Partners Launch Airspace Tech Demonstration Lab; Charles Bolden Comments

NASA and its partners have opened a new airspace technology demonstration laboratory at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in an effort to help centralize the arrival and departure of aircraft. The laboratory is part of the federal government’s NextGen initiative and built to help coordinate schedules between the ramp, tower, terminal and center control facilities …

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FAA Issues Small Civilian UAS Operational Rule; Anthony Foxx Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration has finalized its operational rule governing the use of small commercial unmanned aircraft systems in national airspace. The policy will take effect in August and covers safety regulations for non-recreational drones that weigh less than 55 pounds as well as requirements that a UAS owner needs to meet in order to fly a drone, the …

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Anthony Foxx: FHWA Proposes Transportation Performance Mgmt Rule to Address Congestion, Emission Concerns

The Transportation Department‘s Federal Highway Administration has proposed a new rule that looks to establish performance targets at a national level for travel reliability, congestion and emission. The proposed rule looks to comply with mandates from the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, FHWA said Monday. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the …

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Anthony Foxx: DOT Asks Agencies to Participate in National Transit Map Project

The Transportation Department has called on government agencies to participate in efforts to develop a national map of fixed transit routes through voluntary exchanges of fixed- and real-time general data that includes scheduling information. A letter from Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says DOT plans to create the National Transit Map as part of an initiative …

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DOT Pledges $60M for Safe Transportation Tech; Anthony Foxx Comments

The Transportation Department plans to grant $60 million in funding to agencies and organizations that could develop transportation technologies as part of a program toward improved travel safety and performance. DOT said Tuesday the Federal Highway Administration’s Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program is intended to address transportation challenges outlined in …

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DOT Names 7 Finalists in Smart Cities Challenge; Anthony Foxx Comments

The Transportation Department has selected seven finalists a $40 million national contest to develop programs to address mobility, environmental and safety problems through the integration of technology and data-based approaches. All finalistsin the Smart City Challenge will receive $100,000 each to aid in the development of new ideas that would be judged on the …

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Anthony Foxx: DOT Seeks ‘Smart City’ Design Ideas Through Contest

The Transportation Department will award up to $40 million through a national contest that seeks to encourage development of technology- and data-based approaches for U.S. cities to address mobility, environmental and safety problems. DOT said Monday the Smart City Challenge winner will also receive as much as $10 million from Vulcan, a Seattle-based …

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