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Congress Should not Specify Advanced Technology for Aviation Safety and Efficiency

Congress should not pick winners and losers in FAA's bid to improve safety and efficiency. 

Allen Johnson December 6, 2019
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Update on Texas High Speed Rail

The legislative session in Texas ends in less than two weeks, so the legislature has little time left to address the legal ambiguity surrounding the claim by the private company Texas Central Partners, LLC that it has the authority to use imminent...

Allen Johnson May 17, 2019
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The Safe Freight Act would slow innovation and put railroads at a competitive disadvantage

Are lawmakers in the 116th Congress again preparing to pick winners and losers in the commercial transportation industry?

Allen Johnson March 8, 2019
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De Blasio’s Trolley Goes Off The Rails

A trickle of negative stories about New York Mayor Bill De Blasio’s (D) proposed Brooklyn-Queens waterfront trolley, known as the BQX, has turned into a deluge. 

Spencer Chretien June 18, 2018
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Maryland’s Proposed Purple Line Update

On August 3, 2016, Judge Richard Leon of the U.S.

Andrew Nehring August 30, 2016
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A Perfect Picture of Government Efficiency: The Washington D.C. Metro

On June 24, 2010, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced a $5 billion overhaul of the Metrorail and Metrobus system.  However, the results of this retrofit have been underwhelming.  The problems have persisted to such...

CAGW Staff June 22, 2016
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Purple Money

The largest public-private partnership (P3) in the U.S. is expected to start construction by the end of the year sits just outside the Capital Beltway in Maryland.  What Maryland calls the Purple Line, we consider a colossal waste of taxpayer...

Andrew Nehring June 13, 2016
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Senate Hearing on TSA Operations: Frustrated Travelers and Threats to Aviation

This morning, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs held a hearing entitled, “Frustrated Travelers:  Rethinking TSA Operations to Improve Passenger Screening and Address Threats to Aviation.” The witnesses...

William Christian June 7, 2016
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In Jeopardy: Shuster’s Loftier Vision for Air Traffic Control Modernization

In today’s early edition of “Morning Consult,” an online digest of relevant public policy activities in the nation’s capital, the journal highlighted the disparities between the Senate and House versions of legislation to reauthorize the Federal...

William Christian May 31, 2016
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Gas Guzzling Highway Bill Chugs to the White House

Late on December 3, 2015, the Senate passed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act with a vote of 83-16.  Needing only a signature from the President to become law, the FAST Act is a hasty solution to a long-term problem without...

Rachel Cole December 7, 2015
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The Ghoulish Amtrak Blame Game

Within hours of the deadly crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, big spenders from Washington and New York pounced on the tragedy as a reason to throw more taxpayer money Amtrak’s way.

Curtis Kalin May 14, 2015
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Highway Trust Fund Nearing the End of the Road

The Highway Trust Fund is a transportation fund financed by an 18.4 cents per gallon gas tax extracted from drivers every time they fill their tank.  The tax proceeds are

CAGW Staff July 7, 2014

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