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    Book Discussion on Birdmen

    Lawrence Goldstone talked about his book, Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies, in which he recounts the competition between the Wright brothers…

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    Book Discussion on Wagon Wheels

    Ben Kern talked about the book, Wagon Wheels: A Contemporary Journey on the Oregon Trail, in which he and co-author Candy Moulton chronicle Mr. Kern’s experience traveling the…

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    Trucks and Public Safety

    Regulators, safety advocates, and industry representatives testified on ways to improve freight truck safety on U.S. roads. Anne Ferro, the outgoing administrator of the Federal Motor…

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    Wireless Technology and Public Safety

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held an open meeting on the rules governing the construction, marking, and lighting of antenna towers. They approved changes meant to help…

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    2014 Air Safety Forum, Closing Keynote

    Garrett Reisman delivered the closing keynote address at the 2014 Air Safety Forum. He spoke about the future of human space flight and technology

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    2014 Air Safety Forum, Panel on Modernizing Airspace System

    Experts from two think tanks and the union representing air traffic controllers talked about modernizing and funding of the National Airspace System and the FAA’s Next Generation Air…

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    2014 Air Safety Forum, Panel on Pilot Health

    Aeromedical experts talked about occupational safety and pilot health issues Topics included obstructive sleep apnea, psychological disorders, and alcohol and substance abuse.  This…

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    2014 Air Safety Forum, Panel on Regulation

    Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration, International Civil Aviation, Organization and Transit Canada talked about air transportation regulatory issues. The discussed…

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    Marijuana and Transportation Safety

    Federal transportation and health officials testified on the risks of driving under the influence of marijuana, and changes to federal transportation policy if marijuana use were…

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    Representative Diana DeGette on the Highway Trust Fund

    Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO) talked about congressional work to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through at least the end of 2014 and her legislative efforts following the Supreme…

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    Senators on Amendment to Highway Funding Bill

    Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke in opposition to how the Highway Trust Fund extension was being paid for, a proposal known as “pension smoothing.” They…

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    Anti-Missile Defense Systems on Commercial Flights

    Tim Starks talked about the debate over requiring anti-missile defense systems on the belly of U.S. commercial airplanes in light of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and the…

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    Cruise Passenger Safety

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee met to discuss the Cruise Passenger Protection Act. The hearing examined the safety and security regulations of the cruising…

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    Highway Trust Fund Legislation

    Andrew Roth discussed the Club for Growth’s opposition to the Highway Trust Fund extension that passed in the House during the week. The group would prefer the states to manage…

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    House Debate on Highway and Transportation Funding

    The House debated a short-term extension of federal transportation and highway funding which would be exhausted in September 2014. The Highway Trust Fund, which finances road, bridge, and…

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    Highway and Transportation Funding Legislation

    Richard Rubin talked by video from Capitol Hill about the details of a highway and transportation funding bill being debated on the House floor that same day. Topics included lobbying…

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    President Obama in McLean, Virginia

    President Obama made remarks after touring the Tuner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia. He talked about some of the new technologies and innovations for highway…

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    Highway and Transportation Funding Act Markup

    Members of the House Rules Committee marked up the Highway and Transportation Funding Act, which was intended to provide $11 billion to supplement fuel taxes and ensure the Highway Trust…

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    Highway Trust Fund

    Aubrey Layne talked about efforts to reauthorize the Highway Trust Fund, which without action from Congress would run out of money as soon as August 2014. He also discussed the potential…

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    House Speaker Weekly Briefing

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. He said legislation to extend the Highway Trust Fun for six to twelve months was…

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