FAA finishes En Route Automation system installation in air traffic control network

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx unveiled a milestone on Thursday, with the final installation of En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) technology in air traffic control centers nationwide. ERAM is the foundation for technical operations at 20 of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) en route air traffic control centers. The system operates display screens used by air traffic controllers to manage aircraft in flight and is part of the foundation for NextGen systems. Read More »

Congressman: Regulatory framework for trucks, buses too broad, costly

U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) said at a hearing last week, titled “The Future of Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety: Technology, Safety Initiatives and the Role of Federal Regulation," that he is concerned about growing regulation of trucks and buses. Graves, chairman of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, said that in just the past few years, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has imposed new hours-of-service regulations; implemented the controversial Compliance, Safety Read More »

2 D.C. lawmakers tell agency they have 'concerns' over new rail transport rules

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) said on Friday in a statement that certain aspects of the Department of Transportation's new federal safety standards for transporting crude oil, ethanol and other volatile liquids by rail tank car could have unintended consequences. Read More »