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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Words Matter

We teach our children words matter—both in their intent and their actual use. Unfortunately, many grow up to become politicians or bureaucrats adept at manufacturing…


USA Today

GOP fighting cellphone freedom

Should the federal government outlaw rudeness? Some senior Republican lawmakers seem to think so. Since 1991, the Federal Communications Commission has barred cellphone use on…


One News Now

Politics in Transportation

So far, the list of potential replacements includes Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and National Transportation Safety Board chairman Deborah Hersman. Regardless, Marc Scribner of…


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