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    Implementation of Highway Spending Bill

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx testified at a hearing on the implementation of the $305 billion Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which President Obama signed…

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    Interurban Electric Rail

    Professor Roger Grant talked about the history of American transportation and the rise of interurban electric rail at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century. Interurbans…

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    D.C. Metro System Safety

    The heads of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the Federal Transit Administration were among the witnesses at a hearing on safety and reliability issues that have…

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    San Bernardino's Railroad History

    Allen Bone, Don Sheets, and Glen Icanberry talked about how the Santa Fe Railroad helped shape the city of San Bernardino, California. Scenes were also shown of the San Bernardino…

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    Washington, D.C., Metrorail Services and Safety

    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority leaders and federal transportation safety officials testified at a hearing on safety concerns with the D.C. Metrorail system, and the recent…

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    Pullman Porters

    Rick Moss showed some of the items from the Pullman porters collection at the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Pullman porters, many of whom were African American, were…

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    Railroad Security and Safety

    Joseph Boardman talked about railroad security and safety in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks and the Amtrak train derailment in May 2015. He also spoke about Amtrak’s…

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    Sacramento's Railroad History

    Phil Sexton talked about Sacramento’s role in the building of the Transcontinental Railroad and visited the California State Railroad Museum.  C-SPAN’s Local Content…

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    Cincinnati Union Terminal

    Nicholas Massa gave a tour of the Cincinnati Union Terminal and talked about how it became one of the last great train stations. Union Terminal is a symbol of the city and a widely…

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    Federal Railroad Administration Confirmation Hearing

    Sarah Feinberg testified at a hearing on her nomination to become the administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration. A major focus of the hearing was the status of positive…

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    National Rail Security

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson talked about “Operation Rail Safe,” a nationwide initiative to enhance security at train stations on selected high volume travel days…

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    Omaha's Railroad History

    Carrie Meyer talked about Omaha’s former train depot, Union Station, housed in the Durham Museum. She gave a tour of the art deco structure and explained how the Trans…

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    Positive Train Control

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the status of positive train control (PTC) implementation on U.S. railroad networks by the December 31, 2015, deadline. PTC describes the…

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    Passenger Rail in the Mid-1900s

    Professor Joseph Schwieterman talked about the evolution of the nation’s reliance on railroads and passenger trains. He spoke specifically about how many of the Chicago train…

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    Amtrak and Highway Funding Bill

    Stephanie Beasley talked by remote video from Capitol Hill about the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development spending bill being debated in the…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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