Aviation

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Aviation is part of the lifeblood of modern economies, moving people and goods around the nation and the globe. The American economy literally could not function without it and a tremendous collaborative effort of industry and government maintains the safest airspace in the world. But challenges remain as congestion and delays hinder airports and high-altitude traffic is guided by inefficient and old point-to-point, ground-based radar technology. At the same time, qualified workers needed to meet the global demands for air travel have grown increasingly scarce and new technologies like drones are challenging airline safety and security.

Update – The Week Ahead

December 8, 2014 – 7:30 a.m. This is the last scheduled week of session for the 113th Congress, and Congressional leaders have a...

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...

The Federal Role in Aviation

Congress continues to do very little as we head toward the midterm election, but one issue that continues to come up is that of...

The U.S. Export-Import Bank: A Government Agency Worth Fighting For

BY REBECCA UFKES Executive Vice President, UEC Electronics America plays a vital role in global transportation, both as a service...

Yapping at 35,000 Feet: Should There be a Limit to Personal Electronic Freedom in the Air?

BY CASSIDY If you travel by air as much as I do, I am sure you cannot help but notice how angst- ridden many passengers become when...

Is It Time to Dismantle the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey?

BY DAVID Z. PLAVIN Like living organisms, public authorities seem to have a finite life cycle. They come into being to serve a...

2013 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

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

The Future of the Airline Industry

Last month the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit to block the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways. The lawsuit was...

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...

Introducing Policy Change: The Case of Knives on Planes

Last month, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) unveiled a plan to permit some items that had been previously banned back...

Transportation Policy Resolutions for the New Year

2013 promises to be an eventful year for federal policy-making. The entire tax code and virtually all domestic spending programs are...

Is Quantitative Easing an Option for Infrastructure Financing?

BY ERIC PETERSON Transportation Policy Consultant, Former Deputy Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology...

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