The idea that the new hours-of-service (HOS) proposal will actually become a regulation is increasingly seen by industry insiders as a long shot given the political backlash the recent trial balloon
Although limited to agricultural workers, Senate Bill 180 was viewed as a trial balloon
for continued federal action on "card-check" legislation.
After a television rebroadcast of his remarks, a correspondent speculated that this might have been a Pentagon trial balloon
But there are ways to send this trial balloon
to a higher level.
In February, the Canadian Football League floated a trial balloon
about the possibility of selling sponsorship rights to the Grey Cup.
He added the bill "has holes so large, you could drive a hearse through it," while speculating that it is serving as a trial balloon
to gauge public opinion on the issue.
They may include commentary by CEOs, views of professionals and other employees, trial balloon
ideas, results of research projects, and interpretations of the events and trends in the field.
The Centre for Writing-Intensive Learning (CWIL) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) sent up a trial balloon
to gauge interest in such an offering when it launched Writing for Science Publication, the nine-week, six-session workshop, in January.
And, the most lurid of all, declaring a red alert and postponing the election, a possibility already floated as a trial balloon
by Tom Ridge.
The House majority's leadership trial balloon
floats between the $284 billion House bill and the $318 billion Senate bill: however, analysts point out that the guaranteed portion is only $286 billion, making the bill's price tag essentially the same as the House bill.
Himes says a trial balloon
effort with the media started last fall.
Adding to the drop-drip frustration [of military families] was a trial balloon
floated this summer by the Pentagon to cut hazardous pay for soldiers in Iraq.
The Imam's Delight, The Secret Glyph, The Trial Balloon
On March 1, all the Post's readers had the opportunity to learn about the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council's trial balloon
to have the next light rail line link Clayton with Overland and the West Port Plaza area.
Many people thought this was one trial balloon
that would never get off the ground.