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    Amtrak Derailment

    Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Railroad Administration, Amtrak, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen testified on the May 2015…

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    Q&A with David McCullough

    David McCullough talked about his book The Wright Brothers, in which he talks about the personal stories of Wilbur and Orville Wright, the roles their family played, and the time period in…

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    Shipwreck of the SS Eastland

    Michael McCarthy talked about the July 1915 capsizing of the SS Eastland in the Chicago River. 844 people died in the tragedy, including 22 entire families. Mr. McCarthy,…

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    Air Traffic Control Modernization

    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta was among a panel of witnesses who testified on his agency’s efforts to modernize the air traffic control system,…

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    After Words with Rosabeth Moss Kanter

    Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter talked about her book Move: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead, in which she traces back some 200 years to the efforts of entrepreneurs…

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    Infrastructure Spending

    Eugene Mulero talked about the state of U.S. bridges and highways, a two-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund, and the reasons Congress has struggled to pass long-term infrastructure…

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    Infrastructure Spending

    Governing Magazine’s Daniel Vock reported by telephone on infrastructure spending and a two-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund.

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    Senate Session, Part 4

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate voted to block consideration of two bills to temporarily extend expiring PATRIOT Act NSA surveillance provisions set to expire…

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    Senators McConnell and Reid on the Senate Agenda

    In their opening remarks, Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Reid (D-NV) talked about the Senate agenda, including extending government surveillance authority and highway…

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    Senate Democrats on Amtrak Funding

    Senate Democrats representing states along Amtrak’s Northeast corridor held a news conference. The called on Congress to fully fund the rail service’s fiscal year 2016…

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    Transportation Security Administration Confirmation Hearing

    Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger testified at a hearing on his nomination to be Homeland Security assistant secretary and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)…

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    House Moment of Silence for the Philadelphia Train Crash

    Representative Robert Brady (D-PA) and other members of the Pennsylvania delegation came to the floor for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the May 12, 2015, train crash in…

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    House Debate on Highway and Transportation Funding

    House members debated a short-term extension of funding for highway and public transportation projects. Several Democrats came to the floor to discuss their dissatisfaction with the…

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    Keith Laing on Highway Funding

    Keith Laing talked from Capitol Hill about the two-month extension of federal highway funding being debated on the House floor.

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    Presidential Arrival in Philadelphia

    After President Obama arrived via Air Force One at Philadelphia International Airport he was seen talking with Senator Bob Casey Philadelphia officials: Mayor Michael Nutter, Police…

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    Mystery of Flight 19

    John Bloom talked about the disappearance of five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers during a 1945 training mission and showed items related to the 14 men who lost their lives. The…

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    Book Discussion on Florida's Big Dig

    William Crawford talked about his book, Florida’s Big Dig: The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, about the history and development of Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway. The…

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    Open Phones on Congressional Role in Amtrak Safety

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the role of Congress in Amtrak safety.

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    Airline Industry and International Competition

    The chief executives of three U.S. air carriers spoke about growing international competition and responded to questions on their regulatory efforts. They argued that airline carriers…

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    NTSB Briefing on Amtrak Train Derailment

    A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) official briefed reporters and responded to questions about the ongoing investigation into the May 12, 2015, Amtrak train derailment in…

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