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    Senator Blumenthal on General Motors Recall

    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) spoke on the Senate floor, calling on General Motors to issue a warning to not drive its cars with bad ignition switches because they are not…

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    Toyota Settlement

    Atty Gen. Holder & Trans. Sec. Foxx on Toyota settlement

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    Truck Fuel Efficiency Standards

    Comments from Facebook were shown about the fuel efficiency standards for large trucks announced by President Obama that day.

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    Rise of Automobiles and American City Planning

    Peter Norton, history of technology professor at the University of Virginia, talked about “America’s love affair with the automobile,.” He spoke about the impact of cars…

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    Ride Sharing

    The founders of the social media company Zimride talked about the future of ride sharing. The two turned their company into a smart-phone based ride service, Lyft. 

    This was part…

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    Transportation Infrastructure Funding

    Witnesses testified on the implementation of the Moving Ahead for Progress law that funds highways, mass transit, and other surface transportation programs for two years.

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    Interstate Highway System

    Jonathan Gifford talked about the creation of the Interstate Highway System (IHS) and trust fund, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The fund is used…

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    Highway and Bridge Repairs

    Federal transportation officials testified on funding needs for highways and bridges, particularly for transportation infrastructure that had been found to be structurally deficient.

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    Safety of Bridges

    James Corless talked about how the federal government gauges the safety of bridges and funding for their repair and upkeep. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Drunk Driving Prevention

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) presented a report on drunk driving prevention, which included an assessment of the problem, a summary of current and previous efforts to…

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    Freight Transportation System

    Witnesses from FedEx, Norfolk Southern, the South Carolina Ports Authority, Werner Enterprises, and the AFL-CIOtestified on the future of freight transportation.

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    U.S. Infrastructure

    Casey Dinges explained the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2013 report card on the state of U.S. infrastructure. The group gave the country a “D+,” up from a…

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    Electric Vehicles

    A General Motors vice president expressed confidence in the future of electric automobiles, noting that sales volume had increased significantly as more Americans became used to the…

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    Transportation Bill

    John Horsley talked about the congressional passage of the transportation bill, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included what was and was not…

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    National Distracted Driving Initiative

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood spoke to reporters and answered questions about a proposed national strategy for ending distracted driving and specific anti-distracted driving…

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    Representative Tom Graves on Highway and Transit Programs

    Representative Tom Graves (R-GA) talked about his legislation, the Transportation Empowerment Act of 2011, that which would eliminate federal highway and mass transit programs and give…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on proposed state road upkeep taxes that would charge motorists according to miles driven.

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    History of the Golden Gate Bridge

    A symposium was held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. Topics included the background of the area before the bridge was built, details of…

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    Distracted Driving Laws and Enforcement

    Local law enforcement officials from around the country talked about problems with distracted driving in their areas. Topics included current state laws and accident statistics, and…

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    Distracted Driving Attitudes and Behavior

    Panelists talked about changing attitudes toward distracted driving. The speakers linked link past attitudes toward seatbelt use or drunk driving to distracted driving. Topics…

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