Tag Archives: Transportation Department

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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FBI, NHTSA Roll Out Public Alert on Cyber Threat Risks in Motor Vehicles

The FBI and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationt have released a public service announcement that seeks to raise awareness on cybersecurity threats linked to Internet-connected devices in motor vehicles. That PSA posted Thursday says threat actors can remotely attack a vehicle’s electronic control unit through the use of vulnerabilities in third-party devices …

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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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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: DOT Includes ‘Smart’ Tech Program Funds in 2017 Budget Request

The Transportation Department‘s fiscal 2017 budget proposal includes about $10 billion for programs that seek to help state and local governments adopt smart transportation systems, according to Deltek research analyst Alex Rossino. He wrote in a blog entry posted Tuesday the majority of that money would go to large-scale  innovation grant programs under DOT’s 21st Century Regions Initiative. …

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Denise Turner Roth: GSA Program Aims to Match Federal Real Estate, Local Development Goals

The General Services Administration has kicked off its Economic Catalyst Initiative with a three-city tour as the agency works to align federal construction, leasing and relocation programs with local development efforts. GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth went to Cambridge, Massachusetts, Detroit and Charlotte, North Carolina, to discuss the national campaign with several …

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DOT, FAA Form Industry-Govt Task Force on UAS Registration, Safety

The Transportation Department and Federal Aviation Administration have formed a task force of up to 30 industry and government stakeholders to recommend requirements for the registration and safety of unmanned aircraft systems. DOT said Monday the task force will advise DOT on potential exemptions from registration, options to accelerate the registration …

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