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Government Debates Over Possible Move To Lift In-Flight Mobile Ban
2013-12-13 10:38:40

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to consider whether the decades-old ban on in-flight mobile phones should be lifted. On the same day the federal Department of Transportation, along with three members of Congress, asked for legislation to hang up calls on planes altogether. The Secretary of Transportation Anthony Fox released a statement noting that he is considering the possibility of banning in-flight...

2013-11-08 23:03:54

Kahntact USA will soon be conducting DOT Drug and Alcohol Training courses online. The BAT Training is device specific for Alcovisor, CMI, Draeger, Intoximeters, and Lifeloc. Hillside, IL (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 United States's Department of Transportation (DOT) 49 CFR Part 40 describes required procedures for conducting workplace drug and alcohol testing for the Federally regulated transportation industry: "This part concerns the activities of transportation employers,...

2013-10-03 23:24:21

A coalition of safety advocates have sued the Department of Transportation in a bid to force the agency’s hand when it comes to a rule mandating the installation of rearview cameras on all new vehicles. The Ochs Law Firm supports their efforts, but with such a ruling still likely to be months (if not years) off, the practice is offering drivers tips on how they can avoid a serious, potentially deadly, accident. Irvine, California (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 In 2008, a law was passed that...

2013-08-30 23:03:53

Autonomous Vehicles Are Tomorrow: Here’s What Transportation Technology Is Doing Today Washington (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Just as patients communicate their symptoms to doctors – smart technology is allowing infrastructure to tell civil engineers when something is wrong. Sensors installed on bridges, in roadways, and on maintenance vehicles, are communicating real-time performance and weather data, allowing engineers to solve problems before they occur. “Most people look at a road...

2013-08-09 23:02:51

Fenstermaker travels to Asheville, NC, to exhibit their diverse, innovative services in support of the transportation industry at the 2013 SASHTO Conference. (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 Fenstermaker is heading to the “Tar Heel” State to exhibit at the 2013 SASHTO Conference in Asheville, NC, from August 24-28. The multi-disciplinary company will be represented at Booth #25 by team members Kam Movassaghi, P.E., Ph.D. (President), Gordon Nelson, P.E. (Baton Rouge Operations Leader), and...

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