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    Drone Regulation and Safety

    Michael Toscano talked about a House hearing on drone safety and possible legislation aimed at regulating drone use. Other topics included new drone technology and applications, and…

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    Drone Technology and Safety

    Witnesses testified at ahearing on the state of the unmanned aircraft system industry and efforts to integrate drones into existing U.S. airspace. They answered questions on safety and…

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    Transportation Safety Nominations Hearing

    The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing on President Obama’s nominees to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, be assistant…

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    Takata Airbag Defects

    Automaker executives and federal safety officials testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on defects in vehicular airbags manufactured by Japanese supplier Takata that…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “Do you support or oppose commercial and recreational drone use?” br/ Elizabeth Crisp also spoke by phone about…

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    Drowsy Driving Conference Opening Panel

    The National Transportation Safety Board held an all-day highway safety forum, “Awake, Alert, Alive: Overcoming the Dangers of Drowsy Driving” on combating the effects of driver…

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    Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

    David Strickland, a former administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, talked about travel expectations, safety precautions, and preparing to travel during the…

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    Takata Airbag Defects

    The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing on airbag defects of the Japanese supplier Takata, and the recall process of millions of vehicles equipped with…

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    General John Peabody at Infrastructure Investments

    General John Peabody delivered a keynote address at the 2014 North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum. The event was hosted by CG/LA Infrastructure in Washington, D.C.…

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    Book Discussion on Train

    Tom Zoellner talked about his book, Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World-from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief. br/ He spoke in the C-SPAN 2/BookTV tent at the…

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    Sleeping Car Porters and Civil Rights

    Panelists talked about the history and legacy of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, one of the first African American labor unions in the United States. They spoke about the role…

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    Drowsy Driving and Young Drivers

    Panelists talked about the role of drowsiness with young drivers and that sleep deprivation was a more acute problem in teens than in adults due to the chemistry of the adolescent…

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    Pullman Porter Exhibit at the National Railroad Museum

    Robert Lettenberger talked about the National Railroad Museum’s exhibit, “Pullman Porters: From Service to Civil Rights,” and explained the role of Pull Porters throughout…

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    Airline Safety and Security

    Michael Huerta talked about airline safety and security. Among his remarks he detailed new protocols in response to a fire at the Chicago’s air traffic control center. He…

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower Steam Engine

    Jacqueline Frank, executive director of the National Railroad Museum, talked about the history of the “Dwight D. Eisenhower” Train during World War II. She spoke about the…

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    Ebola Screening Procedures at U.S. Airports

    Theresa Cardinal Brown talked about travel screening procedures put in place at five U.S. airports in response to the Western African Ebola outbreak. She compared these new measures to…

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open on viewer calls on the question: “Would you support a U.S. travel ban to contain Ebola?” Keith Laing spoke by phone about the possibility of Ebola-related…

    406 views
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    Railroads and the Civil War

    Christopher Gabel talked about the importance of railroads and steam-powered locomotives to the the Union and Confederate armies during the U.S. Civil War. Professor Gabel explained…

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    Highway Safety and the Trucking Industry

    Jeff Plungis talked about how the federal government and the trucking industry were addressing the issue of highway safety. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported…

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    James J. Hill House

    Peggy Rolloff talked about former St. Paul, Minnesota, resident and railroad tycoon James J. Hill and his home. Mr. Hill made a fortune building the Great Northern Railroad,…

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