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7:25 am, July 25, 2014

Department of Transportation News

Calvin Scovel III, Matthew Hampton, Transportation Department

The Federal Aviation Administration will not meet its deadline for safely integrating all drones in the U.S. An inspector general report finds that the FAA has failed to establish a regulatory framework for training and certification of drone pilots. Cal Scovel is the inspector general for the Transportation Department, and Matt Hampton is the assistant inspector general for aviation. Scovel explained the Congressional mandate that FAA has to meet when he joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 07:00am EDT
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FAA OKs commercial drone flights over land

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft.

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 10:58pm EDT

DoT technology research to lead to safer drivers, roadways

Greg Winfree, the assistant secretary for research and technology at the Transportation Department, said government-funded research into vehicle-to-vehicle infrastructure communication technologies could help reduce the 32,000 roadway fatalities that happen annually.
April 24, 2014

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 08:57am EDT
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DoT refocuses SES leaders to address shortcomings, improve skills

The Transportation Department is using 360-degree reviews and executive coaching to help members of the Senior Executive Service become better leaders. DoT is focusing on leadership, in part, because it was one of the areas of improvement highlighted in the Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 03:54am EST
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Feds announce test sites for drone aircraft

Feds announce drone testing sites in Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas, Virginia

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 06:44pm EST

Mass-transit subsidy, once again, set to decline

If Congress fails to act by the end of the year, a tax subsidy for commuters who use mass transit is set to drop from a maximum of $245 a month to $130. At the same time, fringe benefits for parking are set to rise to $250 a month starting in January. Two stand-alone measures in the House and Senate would restore parity between the parking and mass-transit subsidies

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 01:23pm EST

Union: FAA furloughs airline safety inspectors

FAA furloughing thousands of airline safety inspectors, union officials complain

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 12:08pm EDT

Senate to debate transportation, housing budgets

Senate to debate bill boosting transportation, housing budgets despite automatic cuts

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 07:00pm EDT

Another furlough Friday, relief possible for some

Thousands of federal employees at four separate government agencies are required to take an unpaid furlough day July 5. Meanwhile, employees at two government agencies could see a diminished impact of furloughs.

Friday - 07/05/2013, 10:29am EDT

Foxx confirmed as next transportation secretary

Charlotte, NC, mayor wins Senate confirmation to join cabinet as next transportation secretary

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 09:02pm EDT

2 Obama cabinet nominees clear Senate committee

Obama's nominees to head Commerce, Transportation win Senate committee approval

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 10:10am EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: The CIO shuffle continues; the last E-gov benefits report?

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Monday - 05/13/2013, 06:14am EDT

FAA safety oversight of aircraft repairs faulted

The Federal Aviation Administration's supposedly risk-based safety inspection system "falls short of being truly risk-based," especially for foreign repair stations, a report by the inspector general said.

Monday - 05/06/2013, 09:10pm EDT

Obama taps Foxx - NC mayor - to run Transportation

Obama nominates Foxx - mayor of Charlotte, NC -to run Transportation Department

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 08:46am EDT

WH: Anthony Foxx in line for transportation post

WH: Obama to pick Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx for transportation secretary

Monday - 04/29/2013, 12:02pm EDT

Controllers return after Congress ends FAA furloughs

Air traffic controllers are heading back to work. Significant airport delays were reported last week due to furloughs at FAA caused by sequestration.

Monday - 04/29/2013, 03:32am EDT

White House says it's open to fix on FAA furloughs

Pressured by Senate Democrats, White House says it's open to fix on FAA furloughs

Thursday - 04/25/2013, 10:10am EDT

FAA furloughs kick in, some flight delays appear

Air traffic controllers furloughed as government cuts kick in; some flight delays show up

Monday - 04/22/2013, 11:18am EDT

Airlines, pilots sue government to stop furloughs

Two airline trade associations and the Air Line Pilots Association said they have filed a lawsuit asking the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington to stop the furloughs.

Saturday - 04/20/2013, 02:20pm EDT

Flight delays: Furloughs begin at airports Sunday

FAA: Expect long delays at major airports as air traffic controller furloughs kick in Sunday

Friday - 04/19/2013, 12:02pm EDT
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