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Simulation Training Company and SIMCOM New Training Center

Simulation Training Company and SIMCOM New Training Center Simulation Training Company and SIMCOM Aviation Training have announced a collaboration to open a general and business aviation training center near Paris, France. The training center will be branded SIMCOM Aviation Training..

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Why is the FAA Planning Low-Level Flight Inspections Near DC Airport?

Why is the FAA Planning Low-Level Flight Inspections Near DC Airport? On Saturday, June 11, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operated several low-level aircraft approaches below 1,000 feet in the vicinity of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the Pentagon, and..

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Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) – BTS Releases April 2016

BTS Releases April 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 1.3 percent in April from March, rising after two months of..

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U.S. DOT Gives $2 Million for Emergency Repairs to Roads in Idaho, Oregon and Washington

U.S. DOT Gives $2 Million for Emergency Repairs to Roads in Idaho, Oregon and Washington WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $2 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration..

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DOT Tiger Grant Program: Communities Across America Seek $9.3 Billion in Transportation Funding

Communities Across America Seek $9.3 Billion in Transportation Funding DOT  Tiger Grant Program Receives 585 Applications for 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program has received 585..

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March 2016 North American Freight Transportation Statistics

March 2016 North American Freight Transportation Statistics – All five transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in March 2016 compared to March 2015. The total value of cross-border freight..

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Online Maritime Training Systems and Courses

Online Maritime Training Systems and Courses ATMS for Maritime delivers a comprehensive maritime training management system for any type of classroom or online, computer-based elearning formats. ATMS can be used in conjunction with maritime simulation and other maritime training courses..

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New FRA Rules for Railroad Workers, Expand Drug and Alcohol Testing

New FRA Rules for Railroad Workers, Expand Drug and Alcohol Testing Separate rules increase protections, add Maintenance of Way workers to drug and alcohol testing policy WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced..

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Client Spotlight: CAE Top Simulation & Training Company

CAE Overview CAE Top  Simulation & Training Company. CAE is a global leader in delivering training for the civil aviation, defense and security and health care markets. We design and integrate the industry’s most comprehensive training solutions, anchored by the knowledge..

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Can E-Cigarettes Get Checked With Airport Baggage?

Can E-Cigarettes Get Checked With Airport Baggage? Charging the devices and/or batteries on board an aircraft is also prohibited WASHINGTON – In its continuing efforts to improve transportation safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration today issued..

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USDOT’s 50th Anniversary: A Message From Our Former Secretaries

USDOT’s 50th Anniversary: A Message From Our Former Secretaries For fifty years the Department of Transportation has been working to ensure that the nation’s transportation system is safe, efficient, accessible, and environmentally friendly. This mural depicts the 17 Secretaries of..

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Offshore Terrorism Threat – Be Prepared and To Do the Right Thing at the Right Moment

By Captain B Thomas AFNI GEA Inspector/Auditor at ISM,ISO Vessel Assurance Inspector Is the Offshore Industry Prepared for the Current Turbulent Times? Of course I am referring to a well known motto by the admirable Baden – Powell. However, is the..

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FAA to Brief Charlotte Residents on Metroplex Procedures

FAA to Brief Charlotte Residents on Metroplex Procedures May 12– The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold a public meeting on new air traffic control procedures for flights at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) that will be effective on May..

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Airline Service Performance Report Complaints Down from Last Cycle

March 2016 Complaints About Airline Service Down From Previous Year and February 2016 WASHINGTON – Airline Service Performance Report Complaints Down from Last Cycle. Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division in March 2016 were down 17.7..

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx to Visit Seven Smart City Challenge Finalist Cities

DOT 55-16 Friday, May 13, 2016 Contact: Clark Pettig Tel.: (202) 366-4570   U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx to Visit Seven Smart City Challenge Finalist Cities to Discuss Final Smart City Challenge Grant Proposals WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation..

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FAA Expands Drone Detection Pathfinder Initiative

FAA Expands Drone Detection Pathfinder Initiative May 9, 2016 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expanding the part of its Pathfinder Program that focuses on detecting and identifying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flying too close to airports. Today the FAA..

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What is a Transportation Management System?

What is a Transportation Management System? A transportation management system (TMS) is a subset of supply chain management concerning transportation operations and may be part of an enterprise resource planning system. A TMS usually “sits” between an ERP or legacy..

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U.S. DOT Announces $10 Million TIGER Grant to Extend Amtrak Service to Burlington

BURLINGTON, Vt. – TIGER Grant to Extend Amtrak Service. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg joined Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and U.S. Congressman Peter Welch at an event today to..

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The TMS vs TMS Distinction – Training vs Transportation Management Software

The TMS vs TMS Distinction – Transportation Management vs Training Management Software I recently had the chance to attend the excellent TIA Capital Ideas Conference in San Antonio, Texas put on by the Transportation Intermediaries association. While scoping out the..

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New FAA Funding Changes for Airport Rail Projects

FAA Proposes Policy Change to PFC Funding for Airport Rail Projects New FAA Funding Changes for Airport Rail Projects – Today, the FAA issued a Federal Register Notice seeking public comment on proposed changes in the Passenger Facility Charge program. Currently,..

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