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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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    Public Transportation Conference, Transportation Department Panel

    Transportation Department officials talked about issues affecting public transit and inter-city passenger rail.  “Update from the USDOT, FTA & FRA Administrators” was a…

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    Public Transportation Conference, Mayors Panel

    Mayors from the cites of Ft. Worth, Texas; Mesa, Arizona, and Riverton City, Utah took part in a roundtable discussion of public transportation legislation and funding, and the impact…

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    U.S. Supply Chain

    Officials from the food and freight industries testified at a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation subcommittee hearing on the role of ports in the U.S. supply chain, and challenges…

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    Federal Freight Rail Programs

    State and local officials testified about the increased demand of railroad freight traffic for transporting commodities and the infrastructure needs to accommodate this demand. They…

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    Railroad Relocation in Lafayette, Indiana

    Elizabeth Solberg talked about the Lafayette, Indiana, railroad relocation project. She explained what it took to get the project started, what makes the project remarkable and the…

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