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  • Manufacturing and Transportation Infrastructure
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    Manufacturing and Transportation Infrastructure

    Panelists talked about the importance of infrastructure investment to the manufacturing industry. They stressed that failure to fund infrastructure projects would allow other countries to move ahead of…

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  • Hurricane Sandy Recovery Review
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    Hurricane Sandy Recovery Review

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the response to and recovery from Hurricane Sandy, andthe challenges faced by affected communities following the storm.

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  • Automatic Education and Transportation Budget Cuts
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    Automatic Education and Transportation Budget Cuts

    The Inspector General and Deputy Secretary of both the Transportation and Education departments testified about their predictions on the impact of sequestration on various programs in their…

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  • NextGen Program Review
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    NextGen Program Review

    Witnesses testified about the status of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic control modernization program known as the Next Generation Air Transportation System…

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  • Expansion of Aviation Global Positioning System Technology
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    Expansion of Aviation Global Positioning System Technology

    Witnesses talked about the use of global positioning system (GPS) technology in the aviation industry. Among the topics they addressed were the operation of GPS systems in the industry,…

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  • Public Transportation 2011 Legislative Conference Part 1
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    Public Transportation 2011 Legislative Conference, Part 1

    The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) opened its annual legislative conference with discussion of the Obama administration’s 2012 transportation budget priorities. Deputy…

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  • Distracted Driving Summit Legislative Initiatives
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    Distracted Driving Summit, Legislative Initiatives

    Panelists spoke at a distracted driving summit on efforts at the national, state and local level to reduce potentially dangerous behaviors such as talking on cell phones while driving. They…

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  • National Rail Policy
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    National Rail Policy

    Transportation officials testified on national rail infrastructure and the needs of public and private users of the system.

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  • Government Use of Technology
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    Government Use of Technology

    Participants spoke about government and private use of online technology. Among the topics they addressed were computer security issues, privacy and governmental transparency, and…

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  • Stimulus Spending on Transportation Programs
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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 and…

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  • Texting and Traffic Laws
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    Texting and Traffic Laws

    Panelists talked about the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety report on state-by-state ratings of traffic safety laws. For the first time, the group reviewed text messaging restrictions…

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  • Domestic HighSpeed Rail Manufacturing
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    Domestic High-Speed Rail Manufacturing

    Following introductory remarks by Secretary Ray LaHood and other officials, participants spoke about railroad manufacturing, the use of high-speed rail, and the potential impact of improved…

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  • Distracted Driving Conference Day 2
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    Distracted Driving Conference, Day 2

    The Department of Transportation held a summit on reducing the growing safety risk that distracted driving is imposing on our nation’s roads. This was the second day of the summit. Senators…

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  • Tracking Stimulus Funds
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    Tracking Stimulus Funds

    Witnesses testified about management and oversight of economic stimulus funds, particularly how recipients accounted for use of the funds, maintaining transparent accounting practices, the…

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  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on what’s next for the health care public option. John Porcari spoke by phone about an event later in the day in which experts, researchers, elected…

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