Presentation on theme: "Aerospace Public Policy Why Should You Care About Public Policy? Mark Holly."— Presentation transcript:
Aerospace Public Policy Why Should You Care About Public Policy? Mark Holly
Railroading History Pacific Railway Act of 1862 granted 10 square miles of public land on each side of the track for every mile laid. The Safety Appliance Acts At the beginning of the 20 th Century, mandated automatic couplers, installation of compressed-air train brakes and the addition sills, steps, ladders, running boards, and grab irons. The nation's rail route mileage, which reached a record 254,037 in 1916. Between the end of World War II and the mid-1970s, the federal government spent more than $81 billion on highways and another $10 billion on inland waterways. Almost 60 merger applications involving two or more Class I railroads were filed between 1957 and 1970 and the ICC denied only six. Total US railroad networks 170,000 miles. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), in the midst of the Yom Kippur War, announced that they would no longer ship petroleum to nations that had supported Israel in its conflict with Egypt on October 17, 1973 The amount of rail traffic handled by our Nations railroads has increased over 55 percent since the rail industry was deregulated in 1980.
AIAAs Congressional Visits Day 2004 Congressional Visits Day Missouri – Illinois Delegation Visits AIAA members participate in Congressional Visits Day (CVD) Reception at the Cannon US House of Representatives Office Building on Capitol Hill. From Left To Right Greg Mayer of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP in Chicago; Robert Stuever of the Boeing Company in Wichita; Philip Smereczniak, Susan Ying, Larry Brase and Mark Holly (kneeling) of the Boeing Company in St. Louis; and Leon McKinney of McKinney Associates in St. Louis. Cathy Potter Science Legislative Asst Senator Richard Durbin, D-Ill. Allen Cutler LA for NASA Senator Christopher Bond, R-Mo. Franz Kohler LA Representative Todd Akin, R-Mo. Lindsey Neas Military LA Senator Jim Talent, R-Mo. Frank Davis LA for Representative Lacy Clay, D-Mo.