Eastern Air Lines Faces Long Odds for Takeoff

BY Harriet Baskas

Eastern Air Lines may one day return to the skies. Plans are under way to bring back the iconic Miami-based carrier, which operated from the 1920s until 1991. In January, Eastern Air Lines Group filed its initial application with the U.S. Department of Transportation. The company, which acquired the old Eastern name and logo in… READ MORE »

Congress is giving states the transportation blues

BY Joan Lowy

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed… READ MORE »

CAPA’s Airlines in Transition: limits on ownership, legal knots, labour and long haul

At CAPA’s Airlines in Transition 2014 conference in Dublin, the opening session included high profile industry figures debating a key area of airline industry transformation (or not): national ownership controls. The panel included IAG CEO Willie Walsh, Norwegian Air Shuttle CEO Bjorn Kjos, AirAsia co-founder and Dublin Aerospace Chairman Conor McCarthy, European Commission Director Aviation… READ MORE »

Obama Administration Faces Tough Sell On Transportation Spending

BY Martin Di Caro

The federal fund that pays for the upkeep of the nation’s roads, bridges and intercity passenger rail systems is heading toward insolvency in late summer. The highway trust fund distributes about $50 billion annually to maintain and rebuild crumbling bridges and pothole pocked roadways among other aging transportation infrastructure. The debate over how to replenish… READ MORE »

Open the skies to Norwegian Air

BY Norman Mineta and Mary Peters

Washington does not often get everything right, but every once in a while, policy reform works.  Nowhere is this clearer than in air travel.  Beginning in 1978, deregulation of the domestic aviation market enabled greater competition among airlines and empowered consumers, not government regulators, to decide which routes, fares, and amenities meet their needs.  After… READ MORE »

GM dusts off crisis playbook after recalls

BY Keith Laing

Step one in the crisis playbook: Apologize repeatedly and emphatically. General Motors CEO Mary Barra checked that box last week, when she testified before Congress about an ignition switch problem that has been linked to more than a dozen deaths. “I am deeply sorry,” Barra said in hearings in both the House and the Senate…. READ MORE »

Denver better than most in construction jobs

BY Monte Whaley

Denver is one of the few metro areas in the country that added construction jobs last year, thanks in part to the redo of Denver Union Station and the 122-mile FasTracks mass-transit project, transportation and construction officials said Tuesday. To continue reading, click here.

Eno Announces Fellows for its 2014 Leadership Development Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Pamela Shepherd (202) 879-4705 pshepherdenotransorg  (pshepherdenotransorg)   Eno Announces Fellows for its 2014 Leadership Development Conference   April 8, 2014 (Washington, D.C.) – The Eno Center for Transportation today announced names of the twenty graduate students who have been selected to participate in the 22nd annual Leadership Development Conference (LDC). The weeklong program—which… READ MORE »

Expert on transportation & infrastructure visits Lake Charles

BY Theresa Schmidt

The Interstate 10 Calcasieu River Bridge is perhaps the most scrutinized example of aging and overburdened infrastructure in Southwest Louisiana. The Calcasieu Ship Channel and ongoing struggle to keep it dredged is another need to consider, and economic growth is expected to intensify the need for other infrastructure improvements. Janet Kavinoky is a nationally recognized… READ MORE »

Help wanted: Colorado construction industry needs people

BY Cathy Proctor

Colorado’s construction industry has rebounded from the recession and needs more workers, according to the heads of two big industry associations in the state. It’s a nationwide problem, too. To continue reading, click here.