We can all vividly recall the news of the Miracle on the Hudson when the U.S. Airways miraculously landed in the Hudson River just minutes after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport. The story saturated...
Mass Transit (Airline, Cruise Ship, Train, Bus)
For years we have all been inundated with slogans like, "Buckle up, It's the Law", and "Buckle up for Safety", even "Don't be a Dummy, Buckle Up". The reasons for these slogan are obvious-- using a seatbelt reduces the risk of serious injury or death in a car wreck. However, this reasoning is lost when it comes to our most precious cargo... our children.
Sometimes party ties mean more to Senators than consumer safety. With the upcoming Presidential election only months away, partisan fighting is at an all time high causing important bills to stall in the Senate. The most recent bill to fall victim to this partisan squabble is legislation to modernize and fund the Federal Aviation Administration including such provisions as money for a satellite-based air traffic control system and a mandatory two-year prohibition on official contact between the agency and former FAA inspectors who go to work for airlines.
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