The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced a deployment of analytics software that is expected to improve customer service and reduce costs across the department. The NCDOT chose to partner with SAS to deploy its SAS Platform, including SAS Viya.

The Federal Transit Administration’s Mobility on Demand Sandbox program will fund 11 projects that allow transit providers to try Internet of Things (IoT) enabled services.






Los Angeles County has seen a steady decline in ridership in recent years–annual ridership is down by nearly 3 million in the past three years. The local government is launching a pilot program to combat that decline–free Wi-Fi on county buses.






The Department of Energy awarded $4.4 million to Blue Bird, a bus manufacturer in Georgia, to develop a zero-emissions, 100 percent vehicle-to-grid electric school bus






The Department of Energy is investing $4 million to build electric highway corridors throughout Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho.






As a way to combat public mistrust of autonomous vehicles, the Alliance for Transportation Innovation announced a cross-country autonomous vehicle road trip.






Uber will make its traffic data available to local government officials, with plans to eventually make the data accessible to everyone.






The Federal Aviation Administration installed Data Communications technology at Chicago O’Hare and Midway airports, allowing pilots and air traffic controllers to send takeoff information via text communication.






The U.S. Department of Transportation is asking cities for proposals to test automated vehicles through the new Automation Proving Ground Pilot Program.






The Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Homeland Security conducted drone detection technology research at Denver International Airport this week.






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