March 29, 2019 – The recent government shutdown was just the latest of many instances in which FAA, its workforce, and the aviation industry have been held hostage by a political disagreement that has nothing to do with aviation.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Air traffic control
“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” — The Bible “All this has happened before, and all of it will happen again.” — Battlestar Galactica The skyrocketing deficits of the mid-1980s led Congress to enact the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings law in 1985, which […]
January 31, 2019 – Projections for transportation excise tax receipts are up substantially in several areas in the new CBO ten-year baseline projections.
January 23, 2019 – The all-too-regular budgetary shenanigans highlight once again that the nation’s aviation system should not be subject to the whims and uncertainties of political battles. It’s time for reform.
November 2, 2018 – The Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets hosted scholars and a former airline executive on October 30 to discuss the legacy of Airline Deregulation Act (which marked 40 years since enactment last Wednesday) and the current state of American passenger aviation.
October 5, 2018 – The staffs of the House and Senate transportation committees are going to be doing a lot of reading over the next three years. The new Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, which President Trump will sign into law later today, requires various entities (mostly, but not always, the FAA) to submit 119 new reports to Congress in the coming years.
September 20, 2018 – Last Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration hosted a conference, “Aviation Workforce Symposium: Ensuring America’s Pilot and Mechanic Supply”. Eno was on site at the event, which featured speakers representing the federal government, industry groups, the military, educational institutions, and private airlines.
August 17, 2018 – Part of both the Trump and Shuster infrastructure plans is a new federal funding mechanism for large real estate acquisitions that could also be applied to certain federal transportation infrastructure programs.
June 6, 2018 – The Senate Transportation-Housing Appropriations Subcommittee this morning approved, by voice vote, a draft bill appropriating a net $71.4 billion for the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for fiscal year 2019. As is the usual practice, the subcommittee markup session was brief (just over 15 minutes), gave out few details, and featured a lot of positive statements and no amendments.
I maintain that the United States will eventually remove the ATC function from safety regulator FAA and remove it from the federal budget, converting it into some kind of self-supporting corporation.
May 10, 2018 – now that ATC reform efforts have been defeated for the time being, it’s worth taking a deeper look at why they failed. ATC reform efforts pursued multiple policy goals, and each policy goal brought a different set of political opponents to the legislation. The combined opposition was just too great to be overcome.
April 27, 2018 – Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed H.R.
April 25, 2018 – Last night, the House Rules Committee approved a special procedure that will allow the House to consider 116 amendments to H.R. 4, the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill.
The following is a list of amendments made in order by the House Rules Committee to H.R. 4, the FAA reauthorization bill. Clicking on the sponsor name will take you to the text of the amendment.
April 24, 2018 – The following is a summary of the third and final version of House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster’s (R-PA) “manager’s amendment to H.R. 4, the FAA reauthorization bill. This is the version made in order by the Rules Committee for House action.
April 23, 2018 – 9:05 p.m. – This evening, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) filed a package of changes to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 4) in the form of a “manager’s amendment” at the House Rules Committee.
April 13, 2018 – This week, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao appeared before both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to defend the Trump Administration’s fiscal 2019 budget request for USDOT.
April 13, 2018 – Today, the bipartisan leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced a revised version of the FAA reauthorization bill. The new bill is H.R.
March 2, 2018 – Prospects for House consideration of legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) took an abrupt shift earlier this week when House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) announced on February 27 that his ambitious air traffic control reform legislation (H.R. 2997) would not be moving to the House floor in its current form.
February 27, 2018 – House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) announced today that his ambitious air traffic control legislation (H.R. 2997) would not be moving to the House floor in its current form.