Transportation TV's Special Report
Part 1 – State DOTs Using Drones to Improve Safety, Collect Data Faster and Cut Costs (3/25/2016)
Part 2 – Building Highways in the Sky: State DOTs Leading the Evolution of Drones (3/27/2018)
2019 AASHTO UAS/Drone Survey of All 50 State DOTs
A May 2019 survey by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials finds that 49 of 50 states are using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or drone technologies in some way. Among those state DOTs, seven out of 10 have hired hundreds of staff, including highly-skilled personnel to manage drone operations. Those state DOTs, 36 in total, also reported having 279 Federal Aviation Administration certified drone pilots on staff or approximately eight pilots per state. Click here to view the survey report.
State DOTs' Use of Drone Technologies Will Transform Transportation in New Ways
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