New regulatory burdens for the transportation sector from the Biden administration

In Politics by Michael Rae

On June 21, the White House Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) released the Spring 2022 Uniform Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, the biannual snapshot of the federal administrative state. It’s a large and unwieldy document but sheds some light on regulatory activities usually shrouded by the complexity of the federal bureaucracy.

I previously examined the transportation rulemakings contained in Fall 2021, Spring 2021, and Spring 2020 editions of the Unified Agenda for Reason Foundation. From a historical perspective, Figure 1 below shows the current volume of regulatory activity at the U.S. Department