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Transportation Complications - Top Issues to Consider When Drafting an Infrastructure Bill

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the state of U.S. infrastructure earned a score of a D+ based on its physical condition and needed investments for improvement. In what will come as a surprise to...more

Transportation Complications: Top Issues to Consider When Drafting an Infrastructure Bill

cording to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the state of U.S. infrastructure earned a score of a D+ based on its physical condition and needed investments for improvement. In what will come as a surprise to...more

Commercial Close Achieved for the Automated People Mover (APM) Project at LAX

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The Automated People Mover (APM) train system project at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) reached a remarkable milestone this week with Los Angeles City Council’s unanimous approval of a $4.9 billion agreement with ...more

Law at 30,000 Feet: Who Governs Airline Passenger Rights?

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Spring is here, and with it the start of the seasonal bump in travelers passing through airports — a rise of almost 600,000 passengers per month at PDX alone. While every traveler has a horror story, few know the rules that...more

Vermont Legislative Update 03-30-2018 - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

Senators Berate ANR Secretary over Missed Deadline - Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore said on Thursday she's learned to put requests in writing after she sought legislative permission to delay promulgation...more

D.C. Circuit Silences Airport-Noise Critics - Time Limit to Challenge Agency's NEPA Assessment Not Extended Even Though Agency...

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• This week's decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Citizens Association of Georgetown, et al. v. Federal Aviation Administration confirms that once the FAA issues a final Record of...more

The President’s “Infrastructure Plan” Has Been Revealed... But What Does It Really Mean?

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Several weeks ago, the Trump Administration revealed its long-awaited plan for renewing US infrastructure with the release of its Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America (“Outline”). Like many of you, we...more

Planes, Drones and $…The 2018 Appropriation and Aviation

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After four governmentwide short-term stopgap funding provisions since last September, Congress has enacted, and the President has signed, a full fiscal year Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115-141, March 23,...more

FAA to Expand UAS (Drone) Airspace Authorization Program

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Under the FAA’s rules governing the operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, commonly known as “drones”) for non-recreational purposes, operations within a few miles of an airport (referred to as “controlled airspace”)...more

O’Hare Express Train Showcases the Viability of P3s for Mass Transit

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Wednesday, the City of Chicago selected two finalists in its procurement process for the planned O’Hare Express, a mass transit system that will connect downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport within 20...more

Tenth Circuit Affirms Airline's Enforcement of Terms Regarding Nonrefundable Tickets

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In Martin v. United Airlines, Inc., __ Fed. App'x __, 2018 WL 992289 (10th Cir. Feb. 21, 2018), Oklahoma residents brought a putative class action asserting various breach of contract theories against the airline arising from...more

FAA Plans to Bring LAANC to 500 More Airports by Next Month

On March 6, 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the nationwide expansion of its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) to 500 more airports, and include 300 air traffic control...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - March 2018 #3

Pipeline CEOs Vow to Fight Back Against Environmental Activism and Sabotage - "Executives from some of the biggest energy infrastructure companies in Canada and the United States say their industry had been surprised by...more

#Goodjobs and #Airportfails: U.S. Airports are Getting Their Wings on Smart Use of Social Media

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When the power failed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this past December, the response by the world’s busiest airport included a relatively new tactic for airports — talking about it on Twitter....more

Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure

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On February 12, 2018, the White House unveiled its 55-page proposal for infrastructure investment, the Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure. The sweeping proposal seeks to inject funding into several key areas...more

President Trump Continues to Make Unmanned Aircraft Systems a Priority

The President’s fiscal 2019 (FY19) budget proposal was outlined yesterday, and it shows a willingness to invest in the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones into the National Airspace System, to the...more

More Time For Travelers to Get a Drink at Some NJ Airports

Although this change admittedly will impact few industry members, we do our best to keep you up to date on any and all changes to New Jersey’s alcoholic beverage laws. In early January 2018, the New Jersey Legislature...more

Logistics: a critical element in Oman's development

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Oman's strategic geographical location has long established the country as a centre for trade, connecting the Middle East to Pakistan and the Indian subcontinent to the East, Iran to the North and Africa to the South. Key to...more

Upon Reflection, Some Trade Secrets May Be Less Secret Than They Appear

A recent case in Florida is a reminder that when dealing with government entities, trade secrets may be disclosed to the public, especially if that information has been aggregated. ...more

Drones May Improve Safety and Efficiency for U.S. Airport Operations

While it may seem counter-intuitive, airports might just be one of the safest places for drones to fly; that is, with the caveat that drone flight in the unregulated airspace around the airports is clearly not safe and not...more

Financial Close for Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project

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On December 21, 2017, the City and County of Denver and Denver Great Hall LLC reached financial close on the $1.8 billion Jeppesen Terminal redevelopment project (Great Hall Project) at the Denver International Airport....more

Aviation in Nigeria set to fly high

by Hogan Lovells on

On 11 September 2017, the President Buhari-led government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, announced plans to grant operating concessions over four of the ten international airports in Nigeria – the Murtala Mohammed...more

Court Issues New Opinion on Regulatory Takings and “Klopping” Damages

Inverse condemnation is the flip-side of eminent domain. With eminent domain, a public agency files a lawsuit to condemn (takes ownership of) a particular property interest and must pay the owner “just compensation.” With...more

LAWA Receives Technical Proposals from Three Teams for APM Project

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Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) announced last Thursday that it has received three Technical Proposals in response to its Request for Proposals for the Automated People Mover (APM) project....more

Underground Storage Tanks/Airport Hydrant Systems: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Addresses Question Regarding Aviation Fuel...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) periodically updates a “Compendium” which addresses revisions to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Subtitle I, Underground Storage Tank (“UST”)...more

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