Transportation

Letter Opposing Maryland's Purple Line

The Honorable Lawrence J. Hogan  

Governor of Maryland 

100 State Circle 

Annapolis, Maryland 21401   

 

The Honorable Peter V.R. Franchot  

Comptroller of Maryland 

80 Calvert Street 

Annapolis, Maryland 21404   

 

The Honorable Nancy K. Kopp 

Maryland State Treasurer 

80 Calvert Street 

Annapolis, Maryland 21404 

 

Dear Governor Hogan, Comptroller Franchot, and Treasurer Kopp,

CAGW Releases February 2016 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
February 18, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its February 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 February edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Flying High(er): Much-Needed Aviation Infrastructure Reform on the Horizon

Thanks to some thoughtful leadership on Capitol Hill, the skies could soon get a little friendlier for the travelling public and taxpayers, if innovations envisioned for the aviation industry come to fruition as the result of legislation being considered over the next several weeks.  On February 3, 2016, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) introduced H.R. 4441, the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act.  The current authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expires on March 31.

CAGW Releases December 2015 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
December 18, 2015  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its December 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 December edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

From Boondoggle to Bailout: Governor Hogan's Wrong Turn on the Purple Line

The March 2015 edition of WasteWatcher included an article about local transit projects, “Transportation Boondoggles:  Streetcars and Other Things Lacking Desire.”  One of the culprits was the proposed Purple Line, a bait-and-switch,* multi-billion dollar, 16-mile light-rail line connecting New Carrollton and Bethesda, two Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Vote YES on HR 3488, the SAFE Trucking Act

U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative,

You will soon vote on H.R. 3488, the Safe, Flexible, and Efficient (SAFE) Trucking Act, sponsored by Representatives Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.), Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), David Rouzer (R-N.C.), and Colin Peterson (D-Minn.), when it is offered as an amendment to H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015. On behalf of the more than 1.2 million members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), I urge you to support this amendment.

Blundering TSA Needs a Mid-Course Correction

In this post-9/11 world, Americans would not argue that the government should do everything possible to protect them from harm.  However, an agency tasked with that mission has tallied a frightening number of failures in nearly every area of its mandate and is in need of more significant reform.

Transportation Boondoggles: Streetcars (and Other Things) Lacking Desire

The road to hell may be paved with good intentions, but in the “DMV” (not the Department of Motor Vehicles, but a local acronym describing the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia), it is lined with ill-conceived transit projects, some of which are being given greater scrutiny by chastened elected leaders.

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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.