May 4, 2017 – Thirty years ago this week, the long-running, off-and-on debate about whether or not to separate air traffic control from the rest of the modern Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began.
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May 5, 2017 – If you don’t like airlines, this was your week. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate held hearings, totaling almost seven hours between them, about airlines’ customer service—you might have heard that the issue has been in the spotlight lately.
March 17, 2017 – A March 8 House hearing examined a variety of air passenger and cargo service, flight attendant, and passenger rights issues.
March 17, 2017 – This week, the Senate Commerce Committee looked anew at issues relating to the benefits and safety risks of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), a.k.a. drones.
While the U.S. had long been considered the gold standard in aviation technology and safety, the nation has begun to lose its edge and is falling behind its peers while the rest of the world surpasses it in innovation.
October 6, 2016 – As Congress prepared to adjourn for its pre-election session last week, the House and Senate passed versions of several relatively minor transportation bills.
Monday, September 19, 2016 – 9:30 a.m. Here is a brief synopsis of what we expect on Capitol Hill this week. Much more information will be forthcoming in this week’s Eno Transportation Weekly on Wednesday afternoon. CR. Negotiations on a contin… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item.
As we careen toward the November election, there does not seem to be much upon which Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump agree. One of those very few things, however, is the opportunity to create good paying jobs by rebuilding our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. And for good reason.
July 14, 2016 – Both chambers of Congress have passed an extension of federal aviation program, spending and tax authorities through September 30, 2017. The legislation (H.R. 636) now heads to the White House, where President Obama is expected to sign it into law before the statutory deadline Friday night.
On June 15, the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Transport and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) held a hearing on the issue of air traffic controller staffing at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Tuesday, June 14 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation – subcommittee hearing on U.S. Coast Guard mission needs and resource allocation (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
February 11, 2016 – At the request of ranking member Peter DeFazio (D-OR), the Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee held a full committee hearing yesterday on the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, and more specifically on its proposal to remove air traffic control (ATC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) into an independent non-profit corporation, the ATC Corporation.
February 5, 2016 – This week, House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) finally released his long-awaited legislation to make fundamental changes in the Federal Aviation Administration. The bill (H.R. 4441) would split up the FAA into two parts.
February 3, 2016 – House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) today introduced his anxiously awaited legislation to reauthorize and fundamentally restructure the Federal Aviation Administration. The bill is H.R.
January 28, 2016 – Legislators and stakeholder groups supporting and opposing a fundamental restructuring of U.S. air traffic control provision have begun positioning themselves in the last several weeks in anticipation of the release of draft legislation by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) that breaks up the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and turns air traffic control over to a private, non-profit corporation. Shuster is expected to release the anxiously-awaited text of the legislation on or about Wednesday February 3, in anticipation of a committee markup of the draft bill eight days later.
January 22, 2016 – Since the House will soon be considering legislation that will fundamentally restructure the way in which air traffic control (ATC) services are provided in the U.S., we thought it would be a good idea to provide readers with some background. Fortunately, Eno has on staff the guy who wrote the book on air traffic control reform. Here is a short history of air traffic control in the United States by Rui Neiva, Ph.D.
December 9, 2015 – On December 8, the House Transport and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) held a roundtable discussion on the issue of air traffic controller staffing at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
November 19, 2015 – On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee held an executive session to mark-up a number of bills and vote on nominations to the Amtrak Board of Directors and the Coast Guard. Among the bills marked up was S. 571 to amend the Pilot’s Bill of Rights, sponsored by Sen.
On September 30, the House committee on Homeland Security had a marathon full committee markup on 15 bills.
A new report by Aaron Klein, a former Treasury official, draws parallels between the demise of the U.S.