Bus

U.S. Departments publish joint radio/navigation plan

Posted on February 25, 2009

The U.S. Departments of Transportation, Defense and Homeland Security released the 2008 Federal Radionavigation Plan (FRP).

Published jointly by the three departments, the plan describes federal policy for operating and regulating common-use radionavigation systems with the goal of improving both national security and the safety and efficiency of the nation's transportation system.

The FRP outlines the policy and plan for operating federal radionavigation systems used in positioning, navigation and timing applications and suggests how existing systems may be consolidated and improved. It also aims to strengthen the mix of civil and military systems that will advance the nation's transportation infrastructure by increasing its capacity to move people and products safely and efficiently.

Systems addressed in the plan include: GPS and GPS Augmentations; Long Range Navigation; Very High Frequency; Omni-directional Range; Distance Measuring Equipment; Tactical Air Navigation; Instrument Landing System; Microwave Landing System; and Aeronautical Nondirectional Radiobeacons.

The new plan replaces the 2001 Federal Radionavigation Systems (FRS) document, a companion document to the FRP, and the 2005 FRP. The first FRP was released in 1980. To view the FRP, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

N.Y. MTA to pilot electric bus program in December 2017

Testing is intended to provide the agency and electric bus manufacturers with actionable data on what works best in New York’s metropolitan environment.

VIA debuts first of 400-plus new CNG buses

The new 40-foot buses, manufactured by Nova Bus, feature a 67-passenger capacity.

Lane Transit District seeks $30M from state for BRT

LTD is hoping to get the money in the form of Oregon Lottery-backed bonds, to use as matching funds for a federal grant it plans to apply for.

REV Group acquires Midwest Automotive Designs

The acquisition enhances REV’s product offerings in the commercial segment of its bus division, by adding multiple products for the luxury limousine, charter and tour bus markets.

NJ Transit awards MCI 2nd year of 6-year Commuter Coach contract

The company’s three-decade relationship with NJ TRANSIT continued in November 2015 with the company winning a competitive procurement to manufacture and deliver up to 1,222 commuter coaches.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close