Commentary

Reforming the skies

The Transportation Department Wednesday unveiled its 20-year road map for modernizing the nation’s air transportation system, aiming to make it more secure and built on quieter, cleaner technologies … The plan says the demand for air transportation is outpacing the ability to increase capacity in airports and calls for development of an airport infrastructure to meet those demands. It calls for an effective “curb-to-curb” security system that will not impede mobility or civil liberties. It also recommends developing environmental safeguards that allow sustained aviation growth. Here’s the article. Here’s the DOT report. Here’s Bob Poole’s latest aviation security newsletter.

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.