In the United States, the rise of automobility has had a profound positive impact on economic opportunity and prosperity, particularly among historically disadvantaged groups such as women and minorities. CEI has long championed access to affordable automobility by advancing regulations that allow and improve access while opposing regulations that would restrict it, such as through our court victories against fuel economy regulators who were failing to take vehicle safety into account. More recently, we have championed adaptive regulation that will make the promise of autonomous vehicles a reality sooner than more restrictive versions.


Air travel and rail transport were early examples of deregulation bringing huge benefits to consumers and industries. Yet automobility, air travel, and freight rail, are increasingly threatened with further regulation that will reduce their ability to transport goods and people. CEI opposes these attacks by arguing for greater freedom in mobility and opposing perverse transportation industry regulations.

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Vincent Vernuccio on FAA unions

CEI Labor Policy Counsel Vincent Vernuccio discusses the recent news about Federal Aviation Administration employees who were reportedly sleeping…



Ethanol, Amtrak and Auto Insurance

New global warming legislation contains subsidies for ethanol production. Amtrak, which loses money annually, is now embroiled in legal troubles. State governments take an increasingly…


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Fly the Free Skies

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Finance, Trade and Toyota

Sen. Chris Dodd has introduced a new financial reform bill. U.S. Sugar is lobbying to keep government restrictions on sugar imports. The Washington Post’s coverage…

Automobiles and Roads

CEI Planet

CEI Planet: January – February 2010

  To view this issue of the CEI Planet, please click here to download the PDF file. Below are selected articles from the January-February 2010 issue:   …


Sam Kazman

Counsel Emeritus

  • Antitrust
  • Automobiles and Roads
  • Banking and Finance

Fred L. Smith, Jr.

Founder; Chairman Emeritus

  • Automobiles and Roads
  • Aviation
  • Business and Government