A Fireside Chat with MAPPS Executive Director John Palatiello

A Fireside Chat with MAPPS Executive Director John Palatiello (without the fire) Professional Surveyor Magazine recently sat with John Palatiello, executive director of the Management Association of Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS), for a wide-reaching and insightful interview. Palatiello spoke in detail about the changes that have taken place in the geospatial professions—since his early days on […]

The Great MWAA Bait and Switch

This content originally appeared in the Jefferson Policy Journal. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) seems to think the people of the region and their elected officials have either short or poor memories.  MWAA’s attempt to shift the $300 million cost of an underground rail station at Washington Dulles International Airport to Fairfax and Loudoun […]

Government, Inc.: The Cost of Government Competition with Private Enterprise

Recently, Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund observed, “the politics of the next decade are likely to center on a debate over how to deal with a public sector that often seems to exist more for the benefit of its employees than its citizens.” As America observes Labor Day 2010, it is time to recognize […]

America Moving Forward Announces John M. Palatiello as Executive Director

America Moving Forward, a non-profit coalition devoted to advancing innovative solutions to the infrastructure crisis that is currently plaguing America’s roads, bridges and highways, has appointed John M. Palatiello as its executive director. “It is clear that our nation’s transportation infrastructure has reached a critical point,” said Palatiello. “Our roads and bridges are cracked and […]