Ryan Delaney http://nhpr.org en Commercial Drone Testing Sites Chosen By FAA http://nhpr.org/post/commercial-drone-testing-sites-chosen-faa Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And if you start hearing a buzzing noise in your community in the next few months, here's a possible reason why. You live in one of the six states chosen yesterday for testing unmanned drone aircrafts. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 10:04:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 40988 at http://nhpr.org FAA Names Test Sites For Drones In U.S. Airspace http://nhpr.org/post/faa-sets-test-sites-drones-us-airspace The FAA announced Monday which states will become test sites for unmanned aerial vehicles. Congress has asked the agency to come up with a plan to integrate UAVs into the nation's airspace. State leaders hope the test sites will lead to jobs and industry investment. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:27:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 40964 at http://nhpr.org Barge Traffic Increases Along Erie Canal http://nhpr.org/post/commercial-shipping-revived-along-erie-canal Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The Erie Canal was cut through upstate New York almost 200 years ago. It opened up new shipping routes to the West and proved to be an economic lifeline for the Great Lakes region. The canal fell out of favor as faster transportation methods, like the railway, became available. But lately, it's been getting a second life.<p>Here's Ryan Delaney of member station WRVO.<p>RYAN DELANEY, BYLINE: On a rainy morning, the tugboat Margot is preparing to head down the Oswego Canal. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 08:46:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 30072 at http://nhpr.org Seeking A 'Field Of Dreams' For A Rising Drone Industry http://nhpr.org/post/seeking-field-dreams-rising-drone-industry In three years, the federal government is expected to open the skies for the civilian use of drones. But before that, the Federal Aviation Administration will set up six drone test sites around the country. Stiff competition to get one of the sites is anticipated — driven by hopes of attracting thousands of new jobs.<p>Experts like Peter Singer, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, say current drone technology is where the computer was in 1980: The unmanned aerial devices have minimum functions and are mostly used by the military. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:25:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 22624 at http://nhpr.org Seeking A 'Field Of Dreams' For A Rising Drone Industry Dependent On Arms Plant, N.Y. Town Braces For Gun Laws' Impact http://nhpr.org/post/dependent-arms-plant-ny-town-braces-gun-laws-impact <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgMM52tgwCw</p> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:02:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 20467 at http://nhpr.org Dependent On Arms Plant, N.Y. Town Braces For Gun Laws' Impact