Aviation Council


AASHTO Liaisons
Shayne Gill, Program Director for Multimodal Transportation
sgill@aashto.org
Oscar Bermudez, Associate Program Manager for Multimodal Transportation
obermudez@aashto.org

Transportation TV's Special Report

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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Domestic Scan 17-01

Successful Approaches for the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems by Surface Transportation Agencies