Federal Aviation Administration

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NASA Awards $38.4MM Contract to Support C3RS

NASA on Jan. 26 announced that it has awarded a contract to Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. of McLean, Va., for the maintenance and operation of incident reporting programs and continuing development to improve current and future reporting systems.

Stephen Goodman, National Transit and Rail Practice Consultant and Vice President, HNTB Corporation

Stephen Goodman Joins HNTB

Stephen Goodman, former Regional Administrator for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), has been tapped as HNTB Corporation’s National Transit and Rail Practice Consultant and Vice President.

Brightline has expanded its first and last mile service, offering riders new bi-directional fixed-route shuttles between its passenger rail stations and Miami International Airport (MIA), Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Miami Beach. (Brightline Photograph)

Transit Briefs: Brightline, PANY/NJ

Brightline is now offering shuttle service to South Florida airports and Miami Beach. Also, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANY/NJ) will go forward with bus service, not rail, to link LaGuardia Airport with New York City subways and commuter railroads; has approved an AirTrain Newark (N.J.) access improvement project; and selects Alstom for an AirTrain Newark operations and maintenance services contract.

Julie Green, Vice President, Hatch LTK
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Julie Green to Receive COMTO Award

The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) will recognize Hatch LTK Vice President Julie Green and 12 other women for their “outstanding contributions to America’s transportation industry” during its virtual conference, to be held Sept. 28-30.

The FAA will now require Remote ID, providing in-flight drone identification and drone control station location information, which can be used by national security, law enforcement, and public safety agencies.
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FAA Releases Rules for Drone Operations

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued two final rules for unmanned aircraft (drone) operations. They cover the requirement for Remote Identification (Remote ID) of drones as well as drone operations over people and at night.

BNSF evaluating drones in New Mexico

BNSF has tested a UAS (unmanned aerial system, better-known as a drone) supplied by Boeing Co. subsidiary Insitu Inc. in east-central New Mexico, on approximately 132 miles of main line track.