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Vehicle Cybersecurity

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet,Transportation

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/676064.pdf

Advanced software  code in vehicles supports safety features but leaves vehicles more vulnerable to cyberattacks.  This report covers key cybersecurity vulnerabilities in modern vehicles, key technologies to mitigate these vulnerabilities, stakeholder views on challenges related to vehicle cybersecurity, and federal efforts to protect vehicle cybersecurity.  From the Government Accountability Office

(consumer info/protection     science/technology     telecommunications/Internet     transportation)

Consumer Expenditures Midyear Update, July 2014 Through June 2015 Average

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/cesmy_04152016.pdf

Reports that average consumer expenditures were up 5.9% compared with the 2013-2014 midyear average.  Average incomes also increased by 6.6%.  Covers average household expenditures by specific categories.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

(education     energy     food/nutrition     health/medical     housing/homelessness     prices/inflation     statistics     transportation)

Highway Bridge Conditions: Issues for Congress

Categories: Govt Finance,Public Works,Transportation

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44459.pdf

In 2015 10% of U.S. bridges were classified as structurally deficient and another 14% were functionally obsolete.  This report suggests that things aren’t as bad as they seem; most of the deficient bridges are in rural, lightly-traveled areas, and bridge conditions have improved in recent years.  Raises the issue of priority between bridge and roadway repairs. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Transportation in the United States: Highlights from 2015 2015 Transportation Statistics Annual Report

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Environment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/TITUS_2015.pdf

Presents a 30 page summary of the complete 2015 annual report.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Environment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/TSAR_2015_final_0.pdf

Annual statistical report on the U.S. transportation system, the system’s performance, economic contributions, safety issues, and its effect on the environment.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Bike-Share Stations in the U.S.

Categories: Statistics,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/Bike-Share%20Brief.pdf

Description, charts, and statistics on bike-sharing operations in the U.S.   Reports on a total of 2,655 stations in 65 cities.  Also discusses connectivity issues, including intercity connectivity.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee Recommendations: Final Report

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://www.faa.gov/uas/publications/media/Micro-UAS-ARC-FINAL-Report.pdf

Report from a federally-commissioned panel which recommends that commercial small drones be allowed to fly over populated areas.  Federal rules currently ban such flights, due to concerns about privacy and safety, especially near airports.  From the Federal Aviation Administration

 

FAA Aerospace Forecast: Fiscal Years 2016-2036

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics,Transportation

https://www.faa.gov/data_research/aviation/aerospace_forecasts/media/FY2016-36_FAA_Aerospace_Forecast.pdf

Foresees growth in the use of unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, both by hobbyists and for commercial purposes.  Report includes a 2015 summary of economic activity and air travel, aviation activity forecasts, and FAA workload forecasts.  From the Federal Aviation Administration

 

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