Is Automated & Advanced Air Mobility/Urban Air Mobility Moving to Reality?
On April 26th, 2023, the FAA issued its updated Concept of Operations Version 2.0 for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Corridors. On May 1st, the FAA published a notice in the Federal Register looking for comments on its civil aviation noise policy, specifically calling out unmanned aircraft systems and emerging technology vehicles.
There’s a saying: “forecasts are always wrong.” But we, as planners and analysts, spend a great deal of our time and energy trying to anticipate and plan for the future. How then, do we manage a world of compounding and multiple uncertainties?
Now that I’ve had a chance to catch my breath after the whirlwind of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (TRBAM), I’ve been reflecting on my impressions of the meeting as a first timer.
Twenty twenty-two was the year that finally put the climate impacts of carbon emissions front and center in the cultural zeitgeist. From flooding in Pakistan, to extreme heat across Europe, to drought, wildfires, hurricanes and extreme weather in the U.S., the risks of climate inaction were clear.
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