July 18, 2018 – This part, which is happily coincident with today’s Senate hearing on President Trump’s proposed executive branch reorganization plan, explores how the Nixon Administration in 1971 did a complete conceptual about-face on the issue.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Governance reform
Part 3 of our look back at the origins of the federal role in mass transit, this part examining the move of mass transit programs from HUD to DOT in 1968.
January 19, 2018 – The Eno Center for Transportation released the latest entry in its Aviation Insight series this week, “How Do Taxes And Fees Change If Air Traffic Control Is Privatized?”
December 15, 2017 – Whatever low-level U.S.
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.
October 20, 2017 – Last night, the Senate passed a fiscal 2018 budget blueprint after dropping House language on air traffic control reform at the last minute.
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.
Why are many organized aviation labor unions, including the air traffic controllers, the flight attendants, and several airline pilots’ unions, supporting the corporatization of air traffic control outside the structure of the FAA?
August 30, 2016 – Fifty years ago today, the U.S.
Fifty years ago today, on June 21, 1966 (also a Tuesday), the bill creating a new Department of Transportation got its first consideration in a Congressional committee. A subcommittee of the House Government Operations Committee began a two-day executive session to consider the bill (H.R. 13200).
Fifty years ago, on March 2, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson transmitted to Congress his special message on transportation. The message proposed the creation of a new Cabinet-level Department of Transportation to combine most federal highway, aviation, rail, and maritime transportation programs under one roof.
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.