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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Principles for Reforming the U.S. Air Traffic Control System

Categories: Headlines,Presidency,Science/Technology,Transportation

Describes the plans of the Trump Administration to privatize the air traffic control system as part of the effort to the U.S. transportation infrastructure.  From the White House


Fly Rights: A Consumer Guide to Air Travel

Categories: Transportation

In the wake of the publicity surrounding the treatment of a bumped airline passenger, here is the official statement of airline passenger rights, including air fares, overbooking, delayed and canceled flights and more.  From the site of the U.S. Department of Transportation


Department of State Record of Decision and National Interest Determination

Categories: Canada,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Transportation

Text of the document which approves construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as being in the national interest of the U.S.   The Trump administration decision reverses the decision of the State Department under Obama’s administration. From the State Department


States Perform

Categories: Business/Economics,Crime/Justice,Education,Energy,Environment,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Transportation

Offers access to performance measurement data for the 50 states in 6 areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education.  From the Council of State Governments


National Transportation Noise Mapping Tool

Categories: Environment,Statistics,Transportation

A new product which aims to track the level of noise exposure to the U.S. population from aviation and interstate highways.  See Noise Data folder here.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics




Virginia Compared to the Other States: 2017 Edition

Shows how Virginia compares to other states in spending and taxes, education, health, and transportation.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


America’s Airports: The Threat From Within

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Terrorism,Transportation

Finds that inconsistencies exist in the degree of airport security across the country and that a majority of U.S. airports do not have full employee screening at secure access points.  From the Homeland Security Committee of the House of Representatives


Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Categories: Energy,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Transportation

Invites Canadian authorities to re-submit an application to the Secretary of State for a presidential permit for the construction and operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline and directs the Secretary of State and other federal authorities to clear away all obstacles to completion of the project.  From the White House


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