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Posted by the Federal Transit Administration

Rosa Parks Portrait

Rosa Parks remains one of the most recognizable figures of the Civil Rights era after she famously refused to give up her seat on a city bus in 1955. After defying a Montgomery, Alabama ordinance that required African Americans to sit in the back of the bus and comply with requests to move for white passengers, Parks was arrested. Following her arrest, the African American community organized a city-wide bus boycott that lasted close...

Continue Reading From Desegregation to Accessibility: Americans Take 5.3 Billion Bus Trips Each Year

Posted by The Maritime Administration

As a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point ’79), Admiral Buzby understands the benefits of receiving a well-rounded maritime education because of the role that our commercial mariners play in our country’s security and overall economic success.  In our global economy driven by trade through seaports, it is vital to educate and train our future maritime leaders. Our nation’s economic growth is dependent on the skills that we teach our mariners who protect our country’s marine borders and protect American interests around the globe.

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Continue Reading Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby Visits Davis Aerospace and Maritime High School

Posted by the U.S. DOT's Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

The FAA projects that by 2021, the fleet of hobbyist and commercial remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) will reach 4 million.

However, there are several technical, operational, and regulatory challenges related to integrating routine RPA operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). The most prominent obstacle is the inability of an RPA operator to see-and-avoid other aircraft, as required by federal regulations. Approved mitigations for the absence of a see-and-avoid capability, such as a ground-based visual observer or a visual observer onboard a chase aircraft, are not always...

Continue Reading Safely Integrating Drones into the National Airspace

Posted by The Office of Public Affairs

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Black History Month celebrates African-Americans’ contributions to American history and development.  This month the U.S. Department of Transportation will feature biographies of African American inventors and pioneers whose courage, inspiration and determination helped transform the transportation industry of America.

Frederick McKinley Jones (May 17, 1893- February 21, 1961)

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Continue Reading Frederick Jones: National Medal of Technology Recipient

Posted by Office of Public Affairs

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Black History Month celebrates African-Americans’ contributions to American history and development.  This month the U.S. Department of Transportation will feature biographies of African American inventors and pioneers whose courage, inspiration and determination helped transform the transportation industry of America.

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Continue Reading Elijah J. McCoy: "The real McCoy"