Operational Oversight of Drones - UAS Development and Deployment: Jurisdictional Issues and Options

The objective of this research is to do the following: (1) identify the current understanding of roles and responsibilities among federal, state and local agencies, including areas of overlap and gaps in responsibilities; (2) assess deployment pathways envisioned by public and private entities for implications to state and local DOTs and governments; (3) articulate and define issues that are ill-defined or undefined that warrant attention and the entities that are best positioned to address them; (4) identify forum options for mediating conflicting roles and responsibilities and unaddressed issue; and (5) pilot a few of these forum options with invited stakeholders to assess what approaches work and articulate principles for success.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Dekelbab, Waseem

  • Start Date: 20210325
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01768206
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: 23-20
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2021 3:13PM