Capitol Hill Briefing

Air Traffic Control: Bipartisan Reform in 2016?

February 4, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

B-354 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring Dorothy Robyn, Senior Policy Expert, Clinton and Obama Administrations; Stephen Van Beek, Vice President of Aviation Consulting, ICF International; and Chris Edwards, Editor, Down​siz​ing​Gov​ern​ment​.org, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

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With the Federal Aviation Administration’s authorization expiring in March, aviation experts are urging Congress to overhaul our air traffic control (ATC) system. The system suffers from uncertain funding, is bogged down by bureaucracy, and may not be able to meet growing demands for air travel.

Other nations have transformed their ATC systems, creating more entrepreneurial structures. Canadian reforms, in particular, have caught the eye of U.S. policymakers. That nation privatized its ATC as a self‐​supporting nonprofit corporation.

Join our panel of experts to discuss the advantages of restructuring America’s air traffic control system.