Infrastructure

Despite Recent Safety Record, FAA May Lack Key Data

Recent GAO report details ways to improve aviation safety data collection.

Congress Considers Restricting the Use of Unmanned Aerial Aircraft

Proposed bill would limit the use of drones for surveillance.

Assessing Regulations in the Wake of Disaster

New book argues for careful deliberation before making vast changes to regulatory system.

AT&T Seeks Government Support to Modernize Internet Infrastructure

AT&T petitions the FCC to facilitate experimental transitions to an Internet-based network.

Finance Experts Discuss Future of U.S. Housing System

Penn panel focuses on current housing finance regulatory issues.

Federal Housing Finance Agency Rejects Debt Forgiveness Program

FHFA says statute prevents Fannie and Freddie from adjusting principal.

Pennsylvania to Resume Homeowners Assistance Program

Program that had saved thousands of homes is resuming.

Valuing the Rear-view Camera Rule

NHTSA’s analysis cannot support its conclusion that the benefits justify the costs.

Congress Passes FAA Modernization Act

Long-awaited bill will fund FAA through 2015.

Hearing Raises Questions about Legality of Mining Office Consolidation

Criticisms leveled at Interior Secretary’s decision to move OSM into BLM.

DOE Keeps Its Electricity Transmission Siting Authority

DOE decides not to give FERC transmission line siting power under the Federal Power Act.

FAA Grants Approval to Proposed Airline Slot Swap at Northeast Airports

Transaction will reshape airline makeup at LaGuardia, Reagan National airports.