Aviation

Issues & Modes / Aviation

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.

CBO Updates Savings Estimates from Spending and Tax Choices

December 14, 2018 This week, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office issued its biennial report updating a wide menu of revenue...

TRB Summarizes “Critical Issues in Transportation” for 2018

December 7, 2018 The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has issued a new...

How Did Different Transportation Modes Fare at the Ballot Box?

Updated December 5, 2018 *This article is being updated. Check back soon for the final 2018 numbers. Voters approved far more...

Defining the Success of Modern Airline Deregulation and Competition

November 2, 2018 The Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets hosted scholars and a former airline executive on October 30 to...

FY18 Airport Grant Outlays: Mystery Solved

November 2, 2018 Two weeks ago, ETW wrote that the initial year-end fiscal 2018 reporting from the Treasury Department (the Monthly...

CBO: State-Local Spending on Transportation and Water Infrastructure Drops for Second Year in a Row

October 19, 2018 The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has updated its massively useful study of total federal, state and...

Aviation, Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Tax Receipts Up Significantly in FY18

October 19, 2018 As part of the Treasury Department's year-end financial reporting for fiscal year 2018, new reports from the Bureau...

USDOT Outlays Drop 1.2% in FY18; TIFIA Estimates, Airport Grant Displacement, High-Speed Rail to Blame

October 17, 2018 The books have closed on fiscal year 2018, which ended on September 30, and this week, the Treasury Department...

A Look at New Regulations Required by the FAA Reauthorization Law

October 12, 2018 The FAA reauthorization bill signed into law on October 5 does a lot of things – authorizes $97 billion in...

President Signs 5-Year FAA Reauthorization Bill into Law

October 5, 2018 - 4:30 p.m. President Trump has signed the new Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 302) into...

Automated Transportation Policy and Guidance Flies Ahead, but Stalls in Senate

October 5, 2018 Autonomous transportation is the industry’s hot topic of the week. U.S. DOT unveiled its Automated Vehicle (AV)...

FAA Bill Requires 119 New Reports to Congress

October 5, 2018 The staffs of the House and Senate transportation committees are going to be doing a lot of reading over the next...

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