Issue / Federal Governance

1982 White House Gas Tax Decision Memoranda

June 9, 2015 This week’s ETW Document of the Week is part of the supporting documents released alongside Eno's report issued two...

1961 HHFA Recommended Urban Planning Draft Legislation

June 3, 2015 The Kennedy Administration, brief though it was, saw some significant developments in trying to develop a coherent...

What Does the Amtrak Incident Tell Us About How We Can Improve Safety?

We still do not know the cause of the Amtrak crash that killed 8 people and injured 200. But this has not stopped people from...

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...

Senate Passes Two-Month HTF Extension at 1:40 a.m.

May 23, 2015 At 1:40 a.m. this morning, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 2353, the two-month extension of Highway Trust Fund spending...

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...

A Bold Call for Major Change to Correct an Unacceptable Funding Problem

The United States and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are considered the gold standard for aviation across the globe. Our...

Executive Earmarking: Fair Criticism or Not?

The federal role in surface transportation is changing. While the federal government still provides approximately 45% of the capital...

Two-Month HTF Extension Goes Before House Tomorrow

May 18, 2015 The House Rules Committee is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. today on H.R. 2353, a two-month, $8.4 billion extension of...

House To Move Two-Month HTF Extension

May 15, 2015 House leaders have decided to move a two-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund contract authority and expenditure...

1978 White House Strategy Memo on Trucking and Rail Deregulation Proposals

May 13, 2015 Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on the 35th anniversary of the Staggers Rail...

1975 White House Freight Rail Assistance Decision Memo

May 8, 2015 This week’s ETW Document of the Week is from 40 years ago - the briefing papers prepared for President Ford in late...

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