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    Highway and National Bridge Program

    Highway transportation officials testified on the state of the nation’s transportation infrastructure, focusing on bridge construction programs and the inspection of those…

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    Airline Fees

    Representatives from the airline industry and federal transportation employees testified on the airline practice of charging passengers for individual services, and requirements for…

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    Proposed United-Continental Merger

    Congressmen, airline executives and union representatives testified about a proposed merger between Continental and United Airlines. Among the topics they addressed were the impact of…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Company Executives

    Witnesses testified about the circumstances surrounding the ongoing spill of crude oil from the well site in the Gulf of Mexico. Executives from BP and Transocean talked about the…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Environmental Management

    Witnesses testified about the circumstances surrounding the ongoing spill of crude oil from the well site in the Gulf of Mexico. Officials continued their testimony on the federal…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Federal Management

    Witnesses testified about the circumstances surrounding the ongoing spill of crude oil from the well site in the Gulf of Mexico. Federal officials and others talked about the federal…

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    Economic Stimulus Spending on Infrastructure

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on highway, transit, and wastewater infrastructure formula investments in the economic stimulus. 

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    Stimulus Spending on Transportation Programs

    Officials testified on transportation and infrastructure projects funded by the economic stimulus bill. Among the issues they addressed were job creation, coordination between federal…

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    Airline Safety and Pilot Training, Part 2

    Witnesses testified on the airline safety and pilot training programs of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Inspector General Calvin Scovel said the FAA had failed to meet goals on…

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    Airline Safety and Pilot Training, Part 1

    Committee members gave opening statements on the airline safety and pilot training programs of the Federal Aviation Administration.

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    Recovery Act Progress Report

    A hearing was held on the 160-Day Progress Report for transportation and infrastructure programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The witnesses testified about the…

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    Catastrophic Disaster Response

    Witnesses testified testified about federal and local government responses to emergencies, and about ways to improve response time after catastrophic disaster. Among the topics…

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    Stimulus Spending on Transportation Programs

    Witnesses testified about federal stimulus spending on transportation projects and the rate at which funding has been made available to the states. Topics included scheduled…

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    Disaster Capacity in the National Capital Region

    Officials from several local agencies responsible for responding to emergencies in Washington, D.C. testified about disaster preparedness and response capacity. Among the topics they…

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    U.S. Airways Flight 1549 Accident

    A portion of a hearing on aviation safety was shown. The Subcommittee on Aviation heard testimony on the U.S. Airways Flight 1549 accident. On January 15, 2009, the flight ditched…

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    Transportation Programs and Economic Recovery, Part 2

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on portions of the proposed economic stimulus and recovery plan that fall within the committee’s jurisdiction.

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    Transportation Programs and Economic Recovery, Part 1

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on portions of the proposed economic stimulus and recovery plan that fall within the committee’s jurisdiction.

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