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FAA Recognizes Local Authority in New Drone Regulations

June 24, 2016 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016—In a win for local governments and local decision-making authority, new rules issued this week by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on unmanned aviation systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, recognize that city leaders…

FHWA Proposes New Performance Measures to Reduce Congestion on the Nation’s Highways

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today released a proposed rulemaking outlining new performance…

Innovative Report Series to Help Inform Decisions by Utility Regulators, Policymakers and Electric Industry

December 7, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Energy

The electric industry in the U.S. is undergoing significant changes for a number of reasons, including new and improved technologies, changing customer…

PCA Files Complaint Against Waters of the U.S. Rule

July 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Water

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) released the following statement regarding the complaint the association filed today against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers, challenging the expansion of federal authority under the…

EPA Strengthens Underground Storage Tank Requirements to Improve Prevention and Detection of Leaks

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2015—The U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) is strengthening the federal underground storage tank (UST) requirements to improve prevention and detection of petroleum releases from USTs which are one of the leading sources of groundwater…

DOT Announces Final Rule to Strengthen Safe Transportation of Flammable Liquids by Rail

May 4, 2015 - in Corporate, Rail

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a final rule for the safe transportation of flammable liquids by rail. The final rule, developed by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and Federal Railroad…

DOT and FAA Propose New Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

February 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Surveying/Mapping

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2015—The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining…

Driverless Cars Can Hit the Streets in the UK in January

July 31, 2014 - in Roads, Transportation

The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be allowed on public roads from January next year. It also invited cities to compete to host one of three trials of the tech, which would start at the same time. In addition, ministers ordered a review…

The Government Wants to Regulate Map Apps

June 20, 2014 - in Projects, Transportation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Obama White House emphasized that point in a proposed new transportation bill that would not only place restrictions on built-in automobile navigation aids, but also apply to apps on smartphones.…

As Intelligent Cars Take Off, Regulation Looms

June 20, 2014 - in Projects, Sensors, Transportation

The past four years have brought innovation beyond anything we could have ever imagined, and nowhere have we seen this change more than in our cars. The development of intelligent vehicle technologies is bringing wireless connectivity and the Internet on the…