President Trump’s memo directs Secretary Chao to establish a pilot program within 90 days, and asks …

President Trump's memo directs Secretary Chao to establish a pilot program within 90 days, and asks the Department of Transportation to solicit proposals from state and local governments to allow testing of UAS in new ways in their jurisdictions

The memo and the pilot projects it directs Secretary Chao to pursue will contribute to creating a regulatory environment that supports innovations in commercial drone use. This is an important initial step in helping the United States become an attractive destination for testing and development of this rapidly developing industry.