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Media Mentions

The Hill |
August 17,2015

‘Flypocalypse’ sparks worries about new air traffic control system

A highly touted piece of air traffic control equipment that is part of the Federal Aviation Administration's move to a satellite-based airplane navigation system failed on Saturday, resulting in thousands of flights in the Washington, D.C. area being delayed or canceled.
Bloomberg Business |
August 17,2015

Freeways to tollways? Why you may be paying more on highways

"The federal government provides 45 percent of funding for transportation infrastructure," said Joshua Schank, president and CEO of the ENO Transportation Foundation. "When the federal government is stagnant and declines to increase amounts, states that want to find additional revenue, because of expansion or maintenance needs, have gone to their citizens to ask for revenue in some way or another."
CNBC Power Lunch |
August 17,2015

Air traffic control may be better private

"We have the safest airspace in the world, but there is room for improvement," said Marla Westerfelt, a policy analyst at nonpartisan think tank the Eno Center for Transportation.
The Wall Street Journal |
August 16,2015

FAA Software Upgrade Fails, Triggering Travel Nightmare

U.S. airlines and airports along the East Coast returned to normal, albeit busy, operations on Sunday, a day after problems at a Federal Aviation Administration air-traffic-control center in Virginia led to cancellations of 476 flights.
The Exponent Telegram |
August 16,2015

With limited funds, DOH faces criticism, calls for improved efficiency

CLARKSBURG — As highway projects are underway throughout West Virginia, the state Division of Highways has faced criticism from the public and elected representatives over the condition of the state’s roads. With a queue of projects on their to-do list, DOH officials have pointed to a limited funding stream that hasn’t kept up with the demand on the agency’s resources.
SupplyChainBrain |
August 14,2015

Why Nobody Wants to Pay for Fixing the U.S. Transportation System

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has come up with a six-year transportation bill, the Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act of 2015. That’s not to be confused with the DRIVE (Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy) Act, which came out of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Ideally, these measures would be successfully combined into a comprehensive, multi-year bill that nails down funding for transportation...
The Hill |
August 13,2015

For airlines, a turbulent summer in DC

Regulators and lawmakers are increasingly taking aim at airlines, as allegations of misconduct swirl and complaints from passengers pile up following a series of mergers in the U.S. aviation industry. In the last month alone, the Justice Department revealed it is investigating potential collusion among airlines to keep airfares artificially high and Congress raided the Transportation Security Administration’s coffers to help pay for a highway funding patch.
International Business Times |
August 12,2015

Airline Complaints Increase As Weather, Delays, Customer Service And Canceled Flights Lead List Of Grievances

As voyagers continue to flock to airports around the United States, complaints regarding airlines have recently soared, according to a U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report released Tuesday. Whether it was a matter of lost luggage or delayed flights, many consumers voiced their dissatisfaction
WAMU 88.5 |
August 05,2015

Short-Term Transportation Bill Means Lingering Headaches For D.C. Area, Experts Say

Congress has passed yet another short-term patch to keep the fund that pays for highway and transit projects from running out of money. But that patch — the 12th since 2009 — will expire in just three months, and Congress will do the funding dance all over again. This isn’t good for the Washington region’s needy infrastructure
August 03,2015

Oddly Addictive Game Shows That You Stink At Driving

SOME BENEFITS OF self-driving cars are easy to imagine: Without the ability to get distracted, angry, drunk, or sleepy, they’ll make fewer mistakes than human drivers and save lives. Once we let go of the wheel, we can use our time in the car to do other things, like catch up on work or hone your Snapchat game. There’s another, less obvious upside to giving up control: A drop in congestion.
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