June 11, 2018

During a luncheon speech hosted by the International Aviation Club on May 24, Daniel Elwell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, reflected on the challenges posed by "funding issues" within the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 now out of committee and heading towards a full vote by Congress, as well...

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) yesterday issued a final rule that describes new procedures aimed at spurring private participation and investment in transit projects.

The Private Investment Project Procedures (PIPP) will help grantees identify FTA regulations, practices, procedures or guidance that may imped...

Five labor unions this week urged the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to prioritize safety as it weighs the benefits and costs of automation technology in the rail industry.

The message came in response to the FRA's call for public comments on the future of rail automation.

In a May 7 letter, union leaders said...

The Association of American Railroads and Norfolk Southern filed comments with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on May 7 asking for a level regulatory playing field regarding automation.

Specifically, AAR's comment asks the U.S. Department of Transpo...

WASHINGTON — A top federal lawmaker is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to study engine safety in the aftermath of last week's fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines flight.

The call came a day before it was revealed that the engine's manufacturer was considering updated inspection guidelines in the weeks ahead of...

WASHINGTON — Minimum standards for ever-shrinking airplane seat sizes. A ban on airlines bumping ticketed passengers who have already boarded an aircraft. A prohibition on in-flight voice calls, including those made over Wi-Fi.

Those are just a few changes air travelers might notice if a Federal Aviation Administration re au...

 We might be living through a new age of miracles.  Last month, Los Angeles decided against adding lanes to a freeway, an unexpected move in a city that has mistakenly thought for years that more lanes mean fewer traffic jams.

Shortly before that, Germany's highest court ruled that diesel cars could be banned from city...

Project Wing has developed sophisticated air-traffic system to regulate flight paths for large-scale drone operation.

In a recent open letter to shareholders, Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page enthusiastically reminded investors that Alphabet's drone delivery program, Project Wing, is advancing admirably. Project Wing co-...

The trade group wants to regulate airspace in order to implement an organized traffic grid in the skies.

While the Federal Aviation Administration doesn’t subject recreational drone pilots to the same stringent regulations that commercial operators must undergo, companies like Alphabet Inc.’s Project Wing are calling for Con...

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