Applying "Reason" To The Debates On User Fees, And Airline
Today, ANN's Paul Plack talks with
Bob Poole, Director of Transportation Studies for the Reason
Foundation, a libertarian policy research organization. The Reason
Foundation has been unique in the aviation user fee debate by
arguing that under the right structure, user fees could bring both
lower costs and more control to general aviation.
Bob Poole's role as an advisor to the Bush administration has
often been used to paint him as an architect of what eventually
became the FAA's proposal for its own reauthorization and funding
scheme. In fact, Bob's position has been that NextGen is too
important to be left under the FAA at all, and needs to be
administered by the system's users, governed by a board which would
allot the airline industry only minority representation.
Today, Bob talks with Paul about recent user fee reductions by
NavCanada, the user-funded system cited by Reason as an ideal model
for the US. Also discussed are the dramatic growth in business
aviation in Europe despite user fees there, and the Department of
Transportation's push for congestion pricing to relieve chronic
airline delays in the New York corridor.
This feature is in addition to our daily news briefing --
available in either a quick "Touch And Go" format, or an expanded
Aero-Briefing -- where you'll hear these stories:
GAMA says turbine sales are up, piston sales are down this
A US Army Black Hawk is down in Italy...
And the FAA wants new maintenance standards for airliner
ANN Daily Touch N Go:
11.09.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
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ANN Special Feature -- A Dose Of
"Reason": 11.09.07 (ANN Special Report, with Bob
Poole, Director of Transportation Studies for the Reason
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