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Three Senators Introduce Commercial Space Bill

Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Bill Nelson, D-Fla.; and Ed Markey, D-Mass. have introduced a bill aiming to refine regulation of U.S. space transportation. The Space Frontier Act would appoint an assistant secretary to help address commercial space concerns in the Department of Transportation, Cruz’s office said Thursday. The bill also …

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DOT Proposes $184M Grant for Additional State Route 400 Express Lanes

The Department of Transportation, along with the Georgia DOT, have proposed a $184.1 million grant to add express lanes to State Route 400, used by Atlanta commuters. The Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grant would provide for 17 miles of two-lane, bidirectional managed lanes from I-285, to McGinnis Ferry Road, to McFarland Parkway, the DOT said Friday. GDOT expects …

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House OKs 2 Bipartisan Bills to Encourage Space Tech Development; Rep. Lamar Smith Comments

House lawmakers have passed a pair of bipartisan bills that aim to sustain the country’s  space technology development and exploration efforts. The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology said Wednesday the American Leadership in Space Technology and Advanced Rocketry Act would designate Marshall Space Flight Center as NASA‘s primary hub to develop …

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DOT Launches National Competition on Transport System Risk Analysis

The Transportation Department has initiated a national competition for interested participants to examine surface transportation risks with the use of data analytics technology. DOT said Monday its Solving for Safety: Visualization Challenge seeks to encourage data scientists, local government workers, technologists, academic and safety professionals to visualize data that can offer insights into highway …

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DHS and DOT Collaborate to Develop Guidelines on Federal Fleet Telematics Security

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has collaborated with the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center of the Transportation Department to provide an introductory text on cybersecurity for vehicle telematics for federal fleet managers. DHS said Tuesday the Telematics Cybersecurity Primer for Agencies will support the security of …

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DOT Names 10 Participants for UAS Integration Pilot Program

The Transportation Department has chosen 10 state, local and tribal governments to participate in a program to accelerate the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace. Participants will collaborate with the Federal Aviation Administration and multiple companies to collect UAS data in the next two and a half years as part …

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Senate Committee to Hold Infrastructure Modernization Hearing

Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota), chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, has announced that secretaries of five U.S. federal departments will participate in a congressional hearing about infrastructure modernization efforts. Thune’s office said Monday leaders at the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, Labor and Transportation are scheduled to testify …

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DOT Awards $500M in Federal TIGER Grants to 41 Transport Infrastructure Projects

The Transportation Department has selected 41 road, transit, maritime and rail projects to receive nearly $500 million in total fiscal 2017 discretionary funds through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program. DOT said Friday the FY 2017 TIGER program considered communities in the countryside, with more than 64 percent of …

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