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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    President Obama on the Highway Trust Fund

    President Obama called on Congress to invest in the nation’s infrastructure and renew the Highway Trust Fund, which would expire September 2014. He stressed that failure to do so…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Would you Support an Increase in Federal Gas Tax?” Associated Press transportation reporter Joan Lowy spoke by…

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    Eads Bridge

    David Lobbig talked about the history of Eads Bridge and its self-made builder, James Eads. Eads Bridge is a combined road and railway bridge over the Mississippi River at…

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