Issue / Airports

Modernizing Airports and Air Traffic Control Facilities Among Top Priorities in Aviation Infrastructure Funding

The Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a...

Guest Op-Ed: Action and Reaction: The Belarus Gambit to Force Diversion of Ryanair Flight 4978

Before the end of World War II, the United States government brought representatives of nations from around the world to Chicago to...

Here’s how the GOP infrastructure plan stacks up against Biden’s transportation plans

Jeff Davis examined what Biden and Senate Republicans are proposing to spend on roads, transit, rail, airports and safety programs over...

State of the Aviation Industry Hearing

In a hearing on April 21, the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation, Safety, Operations, and Innovation assessed the state of the aviation...

An Update on the Precarious State of the Aviation Industry

COVID-19 has landed the aviation industry in the largest crisis in its history. With the pandemic still ongoing and passengers levels...

TSA, Coast Guard Get Increases in Final FY21 Appropriations Package

Division F of the omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal 2021 provides year-long funding for the Department of Homeland Security,...

Transit Agencies, Airports Spent Another $2.6 Billion of CARES Act Funding in August

U.S. mass transit providers and airport sponsors collectively spent another $2.6 billion of their $35 billion in special COVID-19 aid...

Some Transit Agencies, Airports Still Slow to Spend Emergency COVID Money

Mass transit agencies across the country spent $2.3 billion of their CARES Act coronavirus funding in July, while airports spent $652...

Airports, Some Transit Agencies Slow to Spend COVID Relief Money

New data from the federal government shows that not all airports and transit agencies needed the federal coronavirus aid provided by...

Labor Unions Ask USDOT for Mandated Passenger Face Masks

On July 27, Larry Willis, the President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), sent a letter on behalf of TTD’s 33...

New Senate COVID Bill Gives Another $10B for Airports but Nothing for State DOTs, Transit Agencies

Senate Republicans have released the bill text of their latest coronavirus response legislation this evening, in piecemeal fashion. The...

Senate Panel Approves Two Airport Funding Bills

As part of its July 22 executive session, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved two bills related to...

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