Aviation Council

AASHTO Liaisons
Shayne Gill, Program Director for Multimodal Transportation
Oscar Bermudez, Associate Program Manager for Multimodal Transportation

How States Are Using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Webinar

According to a March 2016 survey by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 33 state departments of transportation have or are exploring, researching, testing or using unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, to inspect bridges and assist with clearing vehicle crashes, among other innovative applications. AASHTO recently hosted a webinar to further discuss how different states are incorporating UAS technology into their research and project delivery. Below you will find a recording of this webinar, as well as links to several presentations regarding UAS.

States DOTs and the UAS Integration Pilot Program

Webinar Recording: Watch here  – January 2019

Three State DOTs were selected as part of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. This webinar focused on the pilot programs of Kansas, North Carolina and North Dakota.

AASHTO UAV/Drone User Work Group Kick-off Webinar

Webinar Recording: Watch Here – November 2018

The webinar focused on the establishment of the UAV/Drone User Work Group at AASHTO, to highlight the recent National Cooperative Highway Research Project Domestic Scan 17-01 Successful Approaches for the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems by Surface Transportation Agencies and to summarize the State DOT Panel at the Commercial UAV Expo.