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When Richard McKinney started his job as chief information officer of the Department of Transportation, he didn’t know what its network looked like. “Our network was the child of many hands,” McKinney said. “There was no overarching architectural approach to our network.” […]

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President Obama announced that he will ask self-driving car manufacturers to sign a 15-point checklist to ensure the safety of the vehicles. The Federal Automated Vehicles Policy will include provisions to increase safety, mobility, productivity, and sustainability of automated vehicles.






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The Department of Transportation launched its National Transit Map, which includes transit data, a participation map, and interactive mapping apps. The map includes data from 270 transit agencies that provided information on more than 398,000 stops and 10,000 routes.






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The Department of Transportation hosted a Twitter chat on Monday under the hashtag #OpenDOT to get opinions on the agency’s open data policies.






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The new rules imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration on drones, regarding height, speed, and operational restrictions, go into effect on Aug. 29. The regulations could generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and create 100,000 jobs over the next 10 years, according to industry estimates.






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The Department of Transportation has released a smartphone app for the Pocket Guide to Transportation, which includes statistics on the movement of people, the movement of goods, the economy, the environment, and safety. The guide used to be available online and in print form only, but now is available for Apple and Android devices.






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The Salt Lake City International Airport is setting up Data Comm, a tool that will enable pilots to communicate digitally rather than through voice radio conversations. Data Comm will allow pilots to talk to air traffic controllers through a program that’s similar to text messaging.






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