FAA releases revised safety rating for Thailand

The Federal Aviation Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Transportation, released its revised safety rating for the Kingdom of Thailand Tuesday. As of July, Thailand currently doesn't meet the safety standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This places Thailand within the Category 2 International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) rating. Read More »

FAA publishes updates about UAS registration

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration recently published updates from the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force Aviation Rulemaking Committee about registration requirements for UAS devices. The registration rules apply to all UAS, including those that are used as model aircrafts. There are already laws about when a person can fly an aircraft. Read More »

Biden promotes TIGER grants and infrastructure investments

Biden recently promoted the value of the 2015 TIGER grants and their positive impact on infrastructure. Last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation unveiled its 2015 TIGER grants. These grants will be used to fund projects that will improve local communities in their safety, mobility, sustainability and public health. Infrastructure projects help areas to grow economically. Read More »

Huerta releases UAS task force statement

Michael Huerta, who serves as the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), announced the creation of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems task force Saturday. The purpose of the task force is to determine the kinds of laws and regulations that should be placed on UASs, better known as drones, which can pose a threat to the safety of the general public across the nation. Read More »

MTA approves capital program for 2015-2019

The $29-billion Capital Program will finance thousands of new train cars, subway cars, and buses. It also set aside an additional $2.8 billion to improve subway stations, instal countdown clocks at most of the subway stations, and finish the implementation of the Positive Train Control technology on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Metro-North Railroad. Read More »

Virtual pocket clock to improve punctuality of MTA buses

MTA New York City Transit recently announced that the MTA Bus Time service will provide its users with a new virtual pocket “countdown clock” that will show bus location information according to distance-based information at any stop throughout the city, which will enable bus riders to see the time that their bus will arrive as well as enable them to plan their trips with better punctuality. Read More »

11 US airports receive FAA environmental grants

Eleven airports recently received grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve their air quality by decreasing emissions. The funds, which amount to $24.5 million, are part of the Voluntary Airport Low Emission (VALE) as well as the Zero Emissions Airport Vehicle (ZEV) programs of the FAA. The FAA founded the VALE program in 2005 and the ZEV program in 2012. Read More »

New York's MTA makes 1st addition to subway system in 26 years

New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has made the first addition to its subway system in the last 26 years, and now the new station, 34 Street-Hudson Yards Station on the 7 Subway Line Icon, is open. The new station and subway line have modern mechanical, electrical and communications systems. Service now extends to the far West Side of Manhattan’s midtown. Read More »