Wednesday, June 02, 2010


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


Regulation Room [from Cornell [Law School's] e-Rulemaking Initiative (CeRI)]

Providing Citizen Participation in Government Regulatory Matters

in cooperation with the Department of Transportation




Rule Summary


New federal airline passenger protections took effect in April, but they were only a first step. The new rules don’t cover all airlines or airports. And passengers still don’t have a clear set of rights in many important customer service areas. The Department of Transportation (DOT) now wants to fill these gaps, and it's asking for public feedback. Here, you can find out what additional passenger protections are being considered -- and have your say about whether or not DOT is on the right track in dealing with tarmac delay, bumping, extra or hidden fees, and other air traveler concerns.


Take a POLL on the following and add your COMMENTS by clicking on "GO TO" above the issue that concerns you [after clicking on GET STARTED] or by going to the RULE DASHBOARD in the Left Margin.


ISSUES--Passenger Rights - What Matters to You?


Tarmac Delay

Ticket oversales

Flight status information

Pricing & advertising

Baggage & other fees

Customer service plans

Peanut allergies


Secretary LaHood gave a press conference and said "Cornell's Reg Room is really trying to give ordinary people the opportunity to comment...we are promoting this website as it gives the common, ordinary citizen who may not know how to comment...the opportunity to comment on this rule."

Please check it out and help spread the word!"


About Regulations Room



Regulation Room is designed and operated by the Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative (CeRI) and hosted by the Legal Information Institute (LII).  The site is a pilot project that provides an online environment for people and groups to learn about, discuss, and react to selected rules(regulations) proposed by federal agencies.  It expands the types of public input available to agencies in the rulemaking process, while serving as a teaching and research platform.


CeRI is a multidisciplinary group of faculty and students, based at Cornell University.  We work with federal agencies to discover the best ways to use Web 2.0 and other technologies to improve public understanding of, and participation in, rulemaking.  LII, based at Cornell Law School, has been providing legal information at no charge to the public since 1992, and is the most linked-to web resource in the field of law.


CeRI cooperates with various federal agencies to select and present the proposed rules that are available in Regulation Room.  However, this is not a federal government site. Discussions on Regulation Room are moderated by CeRI students and faculty or other nongovernmental researchers collaborating with CeRI. The federal agencies whose rules are offered here collaborate in this research, in order to learn about the most effective Web 2.0 strategies for increasing public understanding and participation during rulemaking, but all content and operation are the sole responsibility of CeRI.


This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.

Stuart Basefsky                   
Director, IWS News Bureau                
Institute for Workplace Studies 
Cornell/ILR School                        
16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor             
New York, NY 10016                        
Telephone: (607) 255-2703                
Fax: (607) 255-9641                       



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