The AIA explanation of its position creates a menu of concrete examples of what is needed to make the Reauthorization, if not ATC Reform, WORK.
Transportation & Infrastructure
President Trump is calling for the separation of Air Traffic Control (ATC) from the FAA. This is the beginning of a legislative marathon.
Secretary Chao announced $527.8M in airport infrastructure grants to 584 airports six months earlier than Secretary Foxx’s, which sounds intentionally timed.
Secretary Chao’s infrastructure initiative holds great potential. Here are changes which the Secretary may implement without a long NPRM process.
Rep. Lo Biondo called a hearing on February 15 entitled “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: State of American Aviation Manufacturing”. Hopefully Members heard the witnesses that Congress should give AIR support and set their work as a priority.
It will be interesting to see whether this libertarian panacea can be practically implemented. The biggest barrier may be the political opposition of airport executives, carriers, bankers, lawyers and consultants who have prospered under the old regime.
Donald Trump’s plan for his first 100 days in office included his “American Energy & Infrastructure Act,” which would “spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over 10 years.” The next 100 days hold the potential for great advantage and great harm to aviation infrastructure. This is a call for experienced professionals to proffer practical and realistic ideas.
Every four years, TransLaw asks the presidential candidates for their positions on key transportation matters, not always fully covered in the main stream media. The Clinton and Trump Campaigns have provided us with the following statements.