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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The Right Kind of Stimulus

Ask any politician about infrastructure, and they’ll tell you they’re for it. And why wouldn’t they be? Most politicians view infrastructure spending as a means…



Study Bag

Politico’s Morning Transportation covers the release of Modernizing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards by Marc Scribner. Take a gander at a new…

Automobiles and Roads


Airports Need to Expand

Governing magazine discusses government barriers to airport investment with Marc Scribner: The need for this mass airport modernization is evident. America’s population is…


Sam Kazman

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Fred L. Smith, Jr.

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