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  • Aviation Safety and Security Final Report
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    Aviation Safety and Security Final Report

    Vice President Gore, chair of the Aviation Safety and Security Commission, delivered the final report to the president. It contains 53 different recommendations and initiatives, including…

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  • Surface Transportation Alternatives
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    Surface Transportation Alternatives

    Members of Congress and the administration and state and local officials celebrated the fifth anniversary of signing of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act. The bill…

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  • Aviation Security and Safety Open Hearing
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    Aviation Security and Safety Open Hearing

    In the third open meeting of the commission, air traffic controllers, pilots and representatives of several airlines and aviation industry groups testified about airline safety. The focus…

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  • Aviation Security and Safety Open Hearing
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    Aviation Security and Safety Open Hearing

    The first meeting of the Aviation Safety and Security Commission, an 18-member, presidentially-appointed board which was formed after the ValuJet and TWA crashes, was held. The commission,…

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  • Aviation Safety
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    Aviation Safety

    U.S. and British airport authorities testified about the necessity of heightened airport security. Witnesses gave input as to why these increases are necessary, and strategies to accomplish…

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  • FAA Safety Issues Part 1
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    FAA Safety Issues Part 1

    Committee members heard testimony from Mr. Hinson and Secretary Pena about the FAA safety inspection program and Department of Transportation oversight of the agency, specifically regarding…

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  • Federal Transit Administration Anniversary
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    Federal Transit Administration Anniversary

    Secretary Pena spoke at a ceremony marking the 35th anniversary of the Federal Transit Administration. He talked about the development of mass transit and future needs of different…

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  • Transportation Department Budget
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    Transportation Department Budget

    Secretary Pena talked with reporters about the Transportation Department budget. He took questions from the press.

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  • Transportation Issues
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    Transportation Issues

    Secretary Pena talked about transportation issues, the U.S. economy and federal-state relationships.

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  • Railroad Safety
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    Railroad Safety

    Administration officials announced new rules for trains leaving stations after a fatal commuter train-Amtrak wreck last week.

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  • Air Traffic Safety
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    Air Traffic Safety

    Secretary Pena and other officials reviewed air traffic safety. Following prepared remarks, they took questions from the press.

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  • Transportation Department Budget
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    Transportation Department Budget

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the Transportation Department’s portion of President Clinton’s 1996 budget from department officials. This portion totals $37 billion.

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  • Consumer Protection for Air Travelers
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    Consumer Protection for Air Travelers

    Secretary Pena announced the opening of a consumer protection office for airline passengers called “Travellers First.” The office will handle complaints about frequent flyer programs,…

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  • Aviation Safety Issues
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    Aviation Safety Issues

    Secretary Pena and Mr. Hinson talked to reporters about the results of a two day conference on airline safety, including such issues as ice detection equipment and better pilot training for…

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  • USCanada Aviation Agreement
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    U.S.-Canada Aviation Agreement

    Secretary Pena and other officials talked about a framework for a new civil aviation agreement between the United States and Canada which will treat the air border as an open border. It…

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  • Transportation Department Reorganization
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    Transportation Department Reorganization

    Secretary Pena discussed the Transportation Department downsizing, airline safety, calls for the privatization of the FAA, Amtrak, and other issues under his jurisdiction.

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  • Transportation Loan Guarantees Announcement
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    Transportation Loan Guarantees Announcement

    President Clinton announced the fisrt use of matching grant funds for transportation loan guarantees in the conversion of defense industries. The President stated that the $30 million grant was a symbol of his…

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  • US Air Traffic Control System
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    U.S. Air Traffic Control System

    Vice President Gore and Secretary Pena briefed the press on the nations air traffic control system. Vice president Gore announced a proposal to set up a government run corporation to operate the…

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  • National Highway System
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    National Highway System

    Witnesses testified concerning the 1995 Transportation department budget allocations and the effect the California earthquake will have on transportation in the region.

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  • Transportation Budget Briefing
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    Transportation Budget Briefing

    Secretary Pena briefed the press on the Department of Transportation budget outlays in the proposed '95 federal budget. He discussed the increase in transportation spending and the effect it will have…

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