March In Brief

March 10, 2017

Last Words: National View (North America map)

 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) designated 10 pilot sites for automous vehicle testing

  • City of Pittsburgh and the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Texas AV Proving Grounds Partnership. San Antonio, Texas
  • U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center. Baltimore, Maryland
  • American Center for Mobility (ACM) at Willow Run. Ypsilanti Township, Michigan
  • Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) & GoMentum Station. Concord, California
  • San Diego Association of Governments. San Diego, California
  • Iowa City Area Development Group. Iowa City, Iowa
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison, Wisconsin
  • Central Florida Automated Vehicle Partners. Orlando, Florida
  • North Carolina Turnpike Authority. Raleigh, North Carolina



BrightBlue Train Begins Testing

January 20, 2017

Testing track Length: 9 miles

2 locomotives, 4 coaches custom designed by Siemens

489 feet long, 256 seats

45,000 pounds of sand to simulate passengers


The Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has announced the 12 winners of its third annual “Community Policing in Action” photo contest. The contest, piloted in 2015, has received widespread support from law enforcement for providing a platform for agencies to share positive interaction with community members. More information at, more photos at


Sec. Elaine L. Chao @SecElaineChao

It is an honor to rejoin the extraordinary people of @USDOT and begin working to rebuild America's infrastructure.

Hyperloop | HTT ‏@hyperloopglobal 

"It is critical for #HyperloopTT to be working directly with regulators. " says Dirk Ahlborn.  #innovation

City of OKC ‏@cityofokc 

Mayor @MickCornett and other civic leaders broke ground today on the @Maps3 @OKCStreetcar. It begins service in 2018 operated by @EmbarkOK.