Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Aviation

Shuster Concedes Defeat on ATC Reform; Next Extension Due Soon

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.

Shuster Gives Up On Air Traffic Control Spinoff

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.

Trump Nominates Board Members for Amtrak, MWAA

February 2, 2018 – President Trump today announced his intention to nominate new members of the Boards of Directors of Amtrak and of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

What do we know about aircraft delays?

Flight delays are not only a cause of major frustration for passengers but they also come with a $32 billion hit on the American economy each year.

Senate PFC Provision Would Lead to $944M in Federal Tax Losses, Say Scorekeepers

December 6, 2017 – The Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation have determined that the provision in the Senate’s Transportation-HUD appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 that would increase the maximum allowable airport passenger facility charge (PFC) will, if enacted, reduce federal tax receipts by $944 million over the next ten years.

House Democrats Claim Sequestration Woes From Shuster FAA Bill

October 30, 2017 – Democratic leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee earlier today sent a letter to colleagues in the chamber, stating that the air traffic control corporatization bill passed by the committee earlier this year (H.R. 2997) would, if its latest public incarnation were enacted, trigger a new round of budgetary sequestration on the mandatory side of the budget that would threaten Medicare and other popular entitlement programs.

Trump Directs USDOT to Establish New UAS Pilot Program

October 27, 2017 – On October 25, President Donald Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum directing Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to establish a pilot program that will explore new commercial, public, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). 

Eno Launches “Aviation Insights” Policy Brief Series

October 11, 2017 – Today the Eno Center for Transportation released the first of a series of policy briefs that make up the latest installment of Eno Aviation Insights. The series focuses on answering important questions affecting the U.S. aviation industry from an independent and objective perspective.

Another False Alarm: FAA Reform Bill Not On Next Week’s House Schedule, Either

October 5, 2017 – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) once again today did not mention the stalled Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 2997) when announcing next week’s floor schedule for the House of Representatives. This despite an announcement earlier this week from the chairman of the House Rules Committee saying that the panel was “likely to meet the week of October 9th to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process” for the bill.