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    Cyrus Avery and the History of Route 66

    Michael Wallis, author of Route 66: The Mother Road, talked about Tulsa, Oklahoma, native Cyrus Avery and his vision for Route 66. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop…

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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Misson

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator Mark Rosekind talked about the agency’s mission and his commitment to protect all drivers. He spoke at Consumer…

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    Book Discussion on Hell on Wheels

    Professor David Blanke talked about his book, Hell on Wheels: The Promise and Peril of America’s Car Culture, 1900-1940, about the importance of the automobile to American culture and…

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    Federal Highway and Transit Programs

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and others testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on transportation infrastructure funding. He told committee…

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    Historic National Road

    David Javersak talked about the significance of the Historic National Road, why it lead to an industrial boom in Wheeling, West Virginia, and how it contributed to westward expansion during…

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    State of American Business News Conference

    Thomas Donohue spoke to reporters and answered questions on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual “State of American Business” address. He called on Congress to pass…

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    Drowsy Driving and Health Issues

    Panelists talked about medical conditions such as sleep disorders that contribute to fatigue and drowsy driving, as well as how to address these health issues.  “Health…

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    Sleep Deprivation 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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    Drowsy Driving and Workplace Issues

    Panelists talked about the culture in American society that pressures people to do as much as possible during the course of the day, giving sleep a low priority. Topics included shift…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Should the gas tax be increased to pay for roads?” The program concluded with a clip of the beginning of the…

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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…

    139 views
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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…

    1,421 views
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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…

    186 views
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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…

    928 views
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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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