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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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.
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 »
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 »
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.
WASHINGTON – Clinging to wreckage in the Indian Ocean, Bahia Bakari could hear the cries of other plane-crash survivors in the darkened waters around her. As the night wore on and no rescuers arrived, the voices gradually silenced until there were none, she said afterward, according to France’s Bureau of Investigations and Analysis. It wasn’t… READ MORE »