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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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    NTSB Briefing on Amtrak Train Derailment

    A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) official briefed reporters and responded to questions about the ongoing investigation into the May 12, 2015, Amtrak train derailment in…

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    Rail Safety and Transportation Funding

    Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) talked about rail safety, the vote on transportation funding, the expiring PATRIOT Act, trade, and other issues in the news.

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    House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and responded to questions on her party’s legislative agenda, including replenishing the Highway Trust Fund and…

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    Amtrak Train Derailment Investigation

    Heather Caygle talked the investigation of the May 12 Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia. Topics included congressional reaction to the crash, including a vote by a House panel to…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Should government funding for Amtrak increase?” Julie Zauzmer was interviewed by phone about the May 12 Amtrak…

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    Senator Menendez on Amtrak Train Derailment

    Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) spoke about the train derailment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which he said killed one New Jersey resident. Senator Menendez said his son was on a train…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to reporters' questions on a variety of issues, including divisions among Democrats on trade policy and the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,…

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    National Transportation Safety Board Amtrak Train Derailment Briefing

    Robert Sumwalt briefed reporters and responded to questions on the board’s initial investigation into the fatal derailment of an Amtrak passenger train in…

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    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter on Amtrak Train Derailment

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) and safety officials briefed reporters and responded to their questions on an Amtrak derailment in the city, which killed at least six passengers.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia. New York Times contributor Jon Hurdle, interviewed by phone from Philadelphia, talked…

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    Safer Rail Tank Cars

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Canada’s Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt held a press conference to announce the next generation of stronger, safer rail tank cars for…

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