DOT Advises Air Travelers and Colleges About Tour Packages to College Bowl Games. The U.S.
Notice to Consumers Purchasing Tickets to Special Events that Include Air Transportation
Notice to Colleges and Universities Organizing Flights to College Bowl Games and other Special Events
Yesterday, we wrote here in the Fast Lane about Florida's Billy Hattaway's nod as one of Governing Magazine's 2014 Public Officials of the Year. Today, congratulations are in order for two of DOT's own, policy analyst Avital Barnea and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. Both DOTers were honored by WTS International's Washington, DC, chapter earlier this week.
For her service as the chapter's Vice President and her outreach to prospective members, Barnea was selected as the chapter's 2014 Member of the Year. As the chapter's Recognition Chair, Iris Ortiz, said, "Avital never hesitates to step in and volunteer when there is work to be done. From bringing in new members to ensuring that she is intimately familiar with every committee’s duties and responsibilities, Avital has played a major role in getting the chapter up to speed and keeping it running effectively."
For his efforts connecting communities to economic opportunities through transportation Ladders of Opportunity, Secretary Foxx was selected for the chapter's 2014 Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award...
December 2014 Air Travel Consumer Report
Final Rule Marks Obama Administration’s Largest Paperwork Reduction
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today that, effective Dec. 18, 2014, professional truck drivers will no longer have to comply with a burdensome daily paperwork requirement, saving the trucking industry an estimated $1.7 billion annually without compromising safety.
On New Year's Day in 1914, the first commercial airplane flight took off between St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida. It flew only 21 miles and carried only one paying passenger, but it launched the world's first scheduled commercial airline service. One airline, one flight, one passenger.
In 2014, a typical day now sees 100,000 flights carrying eight million passengers, and some of those flights cover thousands of miles. It's a far cry from the world of the St. Petersburg-Tampa Bay Airboat Line.
The world's aviation community is now synonymous with jobs, with economic growth, and with world trade. The world as we know it would not function without a healthy, vibrant, and regulated international aviation system. And that system would not be possible without the work of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)...