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The U.S. Department of Transportation proposes to select eight U.S. airlines to begin scheduled flights between Atlanta, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York City, Orlando, and Tampa and Havana as early as this fall.
As winner of the Challenge, Columbus will receive up to $40 million from U.S. DOT and up to $10 million from Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. to carry out its plan.
The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announces $3 million in Ladders of Opportunity Initiative On-The-Job Training/Supportive Service grants in eight states. Part of ongoing federal effort to improve workforce development, including creation of the FHWA’s Center for Transportation Workforce Development.