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November 2016 Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions

The most recent edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses DOT’s recently issued consumer protection rules and initiatives, the GAO’s report on air traffic control reorganization, DOT’s tentative approval of antitrust immunity for the Delta Air Lines/Aeromexico alliance, the

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FAA Extension – Signed, Sealed, Delivered

President Obama signed into law the Federal Aviation Administration Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 on July 15, thereby allowing the Administration to continue operating until October 2017. The extension contains safety measures that set new medical screening requirements

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Infrastructure Alert – December 4, 2013

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association is forecasting that the U.S. transportation infrastructure construction market will grow by 5 percent from $129 billion in 2013 to $135 billion in 2014. ARTBA forecasts that bridge and tunnel construction will grow from $28.5 billion in

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Posted in Articles, Department of Homeland Security, FAA, High-Speed Rail, Infrastructure Bank, MAP-21, MARAD, Washington, D.C., WRDA, WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – November 19, 2013

President Obama and Vice President Biden have made several recent trips outside Washington to highlight the need for increased infrastructure spending. On November 8, President Obama appeared at the Port of New Orleans, calling for Congress to create a $50

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Posted in Amtrak, Articles, Department of Transportation, dredging, FAA, gas tax, High-Speed Rail, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Bank, ports, Sandy, Washington, D.C., WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – November 6, 2013

  ON THE HILL On October 23, the House passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 by a vote of 417-3. The near-unanimous vote on a bill with significant authorizations is notable considering the recent hyper-partisanship and

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Posted in Articles, FAA, FHWA, FMCSA, freight, P3, public-private partnership, Sandy, TIFIA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C., Water Resources Development Act, Water Resources Reform and Development Act, WIFIA, WRDA, WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – October 16, 2013

The government shutdown has now entered its third week, and the debt limit has become a central part of negotiations. Many infrastructure programs have grinded to a halt, as inspections, environmental review and rule-making personnel have largely been furloughed. While the emerging

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Posted in Articles, debt ceiling, FAA, gas tax, Government Shutdown, High-Speed Rail, Highway Trust Fund, NTSB, Washington, D.C., WRDA, WRRDA

Infrastructure Alert – July 10, 2013

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has released a Waterborne Freight Transportation report. The report finds that the status quo of waterborne freight is unsustainable and recommends federal legislation for repair and improvements of the marine transportation system’s

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Posted in Amtrak, appropriations, Articles, Department of Transportation, FAA, freight, FTA, gas tax, High-Speed Rail, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Bank, MAP-21, P3, public-private partnership, TIGER, VMT, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – June 19, 2013

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released a report titled Private Financing of Public Infrastructure: Risks and Options for New York State, which chronicles the state’s public-private partnership progression and has the potential to serve as a roadmap for

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Posted in Amtrak, Articles, carbon tax, FAA, High-Speed Rail, Highway Trust Fund, NHTSA, P3, public-private partnership, sequestration, TIGER, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – June 6, 2013

Following the I-5 bridge collapse in Washington and the Baltimore train derailment, expect a medley of Congressional hearings, investigations and proposed legislation to address the shortcoming of the national infrastructure and what should be done to ameliorate deteriorating transportation systems.

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Posted in Amtrak, Articles, CBP, DHS, FAA, gas tax, Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, High-Speed Rail, Infrastructure Bank, NTSB, sequestration, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – May 21, 2013

On May 17, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum to aid in streamline permitting processes for infrastructure projects.  The memorandum creates a steering committee whose goal is to cut project completion times in half. Among the departments participating are the

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