Transportation

ATC Privatization Would Bring U.S. Airport Industry to New Heights

On June 5, 2017 President Donald Trump announced his proposal to privatize the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system as part of a broader plan to drastically improve American infrastructure. Approximately 932 million Americans took to the sky in 2016, more than the air traffic of China, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom combined.   The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is already charged with overseeing the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartfield-Jackson International Airport, and the fourth-busiest, Los Angeles International Airport.

Citizens Against Government Waste Supports Privatization of Air Traffic Control System

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
June 5, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today praised the Trump administration’s plan to modernize the federal air traffic control system.

CAGW President Tom Schatz, who joined President Trump this morning at the White House for the announcement of the initiative, said in a statement:

CAGW Releases May 2017 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
May 19, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its May 2017 WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its May edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Safeguarding Infrastructure Investment

As a candidate, President Trump pledged to invest in upgrading the country’s infrastructure.  While there is no formal plan to date from the White House, President Trump stated on May 1, 2017, that “If you have a job that you can't start within 90 days, we're not going to give you the money for it because it doesn't help. … We're going to be very strong on that.  They have to be able to start within 90 days.”

Going Off the Rails in Texas

America’s first high-speed rail project could happen in Texas, where Houston and Dallas would be connected along a 240-mile stretch of railroad.  However, what Texas Central Partners (TCP) and other high speed rail advocates are calling the Texas Central Rail, CAGW considers a colossal waste of taxpayer dollars.

CAGW Releases April 2017 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
April 18, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its April 2017 WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its April edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Step Back, Doors Closing: D.C.’s Subway Debacle

For anyone familiar with the subway system in Washington, D.C., the warning, “step back, doors closing,” alerts riders to the dangers of trying to beat the trains’ automatic doors, which are not as forgiving as those on elevators.  The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), known as “Metro” to Washingtonians, first ran its trains in 1976.  It started out positively, but the system has fallen from grace after years of poor service and intermittent reliability, not to mention several fatal incidents, and riders are leaving the service at increasing rates.

CAGW Releases Comprehensive Waste Cutting Proposals for 115th Congress

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
February 13, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) –  Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its Critical Waste Issues for the 115th Congress.  The report cuts through the clutter to outline important proposals for smaller and more efficient government. 

CAGW Names Gov. Charlie Baker September Porker of the Month

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
August 29, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) its September Porker of the Month for signing into law a destructive and foolish tax on citizens who use ride-sharing apps in order to bailout the stalled taxi industry.

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CAGW Names Rep. Mike Rogers November 2018 Porker of the Month

Rep. Hoyer is CAGW's Porker of the Month for his support for being a leading proponent of a wasteful sixth military branch called the Space Force.