High hopes, big challenges: U.S. Transportation Secretary outlines need for modernization with continued rise of drone technology

FARGO—The line between air and ground travel is getting blurrier with the rise of self-driving vehicles and drones, but the U.S. Secretary of Transportation said there are some clear hurdles to overcome to keep the technology moving smoothly. Elaine Chao said Wednesday, May 31, that the Donald Trump administration has started working to address challenges of the burgeoning unmanned aerial systems, or UAS, industry. But a top priority is simply modernizing the air traffic control system, she said during remarks at the third annual Drone Focus Conference in Fargo.

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