In the 2000’s!
The 2000’s saw a rapid change in transportation technology, security, and funding. Following the 9/11 terror attacks, the TSA was established in 2001 and in 2003 the TSA became part of the newly created Department of Homeland Security, as well as the Coast Guard. TIGER Grants (now known as BUILD Grants) were created to incentivize greener development and reduce reliance on energy. Eno launched the Aviation Working Group in XYZ and initiatives on financing transportation and aviation certification.
Aviation in the New Millennium
The Creation of TSA
Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Bush signed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act into law requiring screening conducted by federal officials, 100 percent checked baggage screening, expansion of the Federal Air Marshal Service and reinforced cockpit doors. TSA is created to oversee security in all modes of transportation.
Eno’s Aviation Working Group
Founded in XYZ, Eno’s Aviation Working Group is a standing advisory group on all matters relating to aviation policy. The group provides Eno staff with insights, knowledge, feedback, and guidance on how to approach some of the most challenging contemporary aviation issues. The goal of the group is to
(1) educate the public at large as well as policy makers as to the importance of the aviation industry to the U.S. economy;
(2) identify the roadblocks to progress, innovation, and modernization; and
(3) propose bold, pragmatic policy solutions to help tackle those challenges.
Sounds of the Decade
TIGER / BUILD Grants
Since 2009, the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grant program, provides a unique opportunity for the DOT to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. Previously known as Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grants, Congress has dedicated nearly $8.9 billion for twelve rounds of National Infrastructure Investments to fund projects that have a significant local or regional impact.
Lessons Learned from Discretionary Grant Program
In 2013, Eno published the research report Lessons Learned from the TIGER Discretionary Grant Program, which looks at key players involved in the creation and sustaining of the program and examines how the funds were distributed. It concludes with five specific policy recommendations for future federal discretionary grant programs to make them sizable, sustainable, and effective.