All posts for the month May, 2011

2010 Passenger Traffic at North American Airports Increases 2.5 Percent

By Morgan Dye According to recent data released by Airports Council International (ACI), based in Montreal, nearly 1.48 billion passengers arrived and departed from North American airports in 2010, a 2.5 percent increase from the previous year. Cargo increased by 11.2 percent while total operations decreased by 1.5 percent. “Airports are optimistic that traffic will […]

Rearranging the Deck Chairs – Transportation Takes Big Hit in House Appropriations Funding

By Jane Calderwood The Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) released the funding allocations for the 12 appropriations subcommittees yesterday (known as the 302(b) allocations).  Working from the top line number of $1.019 trillion in discretionary spending, as laid out in the House passed budget, the funding is an 11 percent cut […]

Funding the Government – You Decide

By Annie Russo On the same afternoon that President Obama has invited the 53 Senate Democrats to the White House to discuss raising the debt ceiling and the Fiscal Year 2012 budget, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has unveiled a new way for Americans to get involved in the budget debate.  As a follow-up […]

A [Jolly] Good Fellow

By Stephenie Brooks Since I was the one pushing to take pictures to capture Greg’s birthday gathering with the ACI-NA staff , the honor fell on me to write this blog post.  No seriously, it is a pleasure to have the opportunity to write a few words about Greg Principato, ACI-NA president, baseball enthusiast, dead-president […]

Where’s the Beef in the Senate Republican Jobs Plan?

By Jane Calderwood “Where’s the beef” was a popular refrain in the mid-80s as a result of a popular television ad.  And while we know the answer – at least the one provided by the advertiser – the question is apt today when looking at the Senate Republican Jobs Plan released last week. There is […]

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