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    House Speaker Weekly Briefing

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. He said legislation to extend the Highway Trust Fun for six to twelve months was…

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    President Obama on the Highway Trust Fund

    President Obama called on Congress to invest in the nation’s infrastructure and renew the Highway Trust Fund, which would expire September 2014. He stressed that failure to do so…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Would you Support an Increase in Federal Gas Tax?” Associated Press transportation reporter Joan Lowy spoke by…

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    Eads Bridge

    David Lobbig talked about the history of Eads Bridge and its self-made builder, James Eads. Eads Bridge is a combined road and railway bridge over the Mississippi River at…

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    Surface Transportation Reauthorization

    Federal Railroad Administration and Department of Transportation officials testified on funding surface transportation programs and the safety and effectiveness of rail, motor carrier, and…

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    Rocky Mountain Highways

    Professor William Philpott talked about his book, Vacationland: Tourism and Environmental Transformation in the High Country, in which he describes how interstate highways transformed the…

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    Infrastructure Spending on Bridges and Highways

    Eugene Mulero talked about the state of U.S. bridges one year after a high profile bridge collapse in Washington State. He explained the definitions of structurally deficient versus…

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    Transportation Infrastructure Repair

    Officials from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Dallas, and the Federal Transit Administration testified on the repairs backlog across the nation’s transit system as thousands of projects…

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    Infrastructure Spending and Highway Trust Fund

    Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) talked about the highway trust fund that was projected to run out of money later in 2014, halting construction projects across the country. The gas…

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    White Hours Daily Briefing

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx spoke at the beginning of the daily White House briefing about infrastructure investment. Secretary Foxx said the Highway Trust Fund was due to…

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    Representative John Delaney on Transportation Funding

    Representative John Delaney talked about the Highway Trust Fund, and a proposal that would create another source of funding through U.S. multinational companies. Other topics included…

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    Highway Trust Fund

    Adam Snider talked about the Highway Trust Fund, which provides most of the federal support for state transportation projects. The fund was scheduled to run out of money in August…

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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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    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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    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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    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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