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The first goal of any transportation agency is safety. Yet over 40,000 American die on the transportation system every year. New proposals for safer streets, better vehicle design, and crash avoidance technology are reshaping the narrative around safety in an effort to reverse the downward trend of transportation safety. Governments are also concerned about the security of the system. Terrorism, hacking, and international affairs can threaten the transportation systems that support the national economy.

Senate Hearing Examines Drone Aircraft Safety

March 26, 2015 The Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security met yesterday for a hearing to “examine...

Senate Commerce Examines FAA Reauthorization, Potential ATC Restructuring

April 16, 2015 On Tuesday, April 14, Senate Commerce held a full committee hearing on Federal Aviation Administration...

Senate Hearing Examines Airport Finance Issues

April 30, 2015 Last Thursday Senate Commerce’s Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security continued their series of...

House To Consider Legislation Splitting Up FAA, Spinning Off Air Traffic Control to Non-Profit Corporation

June 18, 2015 Eighteen months ago House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) began calling for...

House Passes Compromise FY15 Homeland Approps. Bill With Veto-Bait Immigration Riders

January 14, 2015 The House of Representatives earlier today passed a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal...

A Few Clarifications About Air Traffic Control Reform

Change can be frightening. Big changes, like restructuring U.S. air traffic control (ATC) governance, even more so. On April 5, Kevin...

Imploring Senate Committee to Guarantee Stable Funding, Not Just Address FAA Structure

On May 19, I testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee at its hearing on Federal Aviation...

We Must Have Stable, Predictable Funding for the National Airspace System

The current funding uncertainty for our nation’s air traffic control system is unacceptable. As a result, NATCA is advocating for...

FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Up For House Vote Today

December 11, 2014 – 8:45 A.M. Omnibus.  House leaders are proceeding on the omnibus appropriations bill (H.R. 83) as if they...

Technology That Makes Airport Taxiing Safer Is Possible Today

BY CYRO STONE Director of Business Development for ACSS We are all aware of the extraordinary advances in air transportation safety...

2013 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2013 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2013   January 16, 2013 issue January 21, 2013 update ...

Why is Air Traffic Control a Government Function?

Last week the sequester finally began hitting Congress where it hurts – by snarling air traffic and delaying flights. The Federal...

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