Infrastructure

To Solve the Next Foreclosure Crisis, Look to Sacramento

California was more effective than the federal government at preventing foreclosures during the Great Recession.

Autonomous Vehicle Bill Leaves Safety Gaps

House bill on autonomous vehicles restricts state policies that could improve safety.

Constructively Improving Railroad Regulations

Rail safety can be improved by realigning industry and regulatory goals.

Are High Rents Inevitable?

Experts tackle the problem of preserving affordable housing in booming real estate markets.

What Should Regulators Do About Pilot Depression?

A French agency’s report on the Germanwings accident reassesses the balance between medical privacy and public safety.

Penn Seminar Explores New Responses to Flood Risks

Experts ask if super-storms require new approaches to risk regulation, insurance, and disaster management.

Congress Passes FAA Modernization Act

Long-awaited bill will fund FAA through 2015.

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.

Transportation Department Rule Expands Air Passenger Protection

Requirements increase potential compensation, extend to international carriers.

Washington D.C. Plans to Overhaul Its Zoning Code

Washington, D.C. seeks to promote environmental sustainability by updating zoning code.

NHTSA in Action

Agency makes announcements on automobile investigations and fuel economy standards.