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  • FAA Contract Tower Program
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    FAA Contract Tower Program

    Air transportation officials testified on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Contract Tower Program, which allowed low-activity air traffic control towers to be converted to…

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  • Transportation Security Administration Oversight
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    Transportation Security Administration Oversight

    Witnesses testified on the Transportation Security Administration’s use of body scanners at airports and other programs designed to make air transportation safe and secure.

    416 views
  • Oversight of Air Traffic Control Program
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    Oversight of Air Traffic Control Program

    Aviation, transportation, and government officials testified on the Federal Aviation Administration’s “NextGen” program, which would shift the method of air traffic control from a…

    390 views
  • Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization
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    Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization

    Administrator Randolph Babbitt testified about the re-authorization of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs. Issues discussed at the hearing included the FAA’s Next Generation Air…

    205 views
  • Proposed UnitedContinental Merger
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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 the…

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  • Airline Fees
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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…

    252 views
  • Airline Safety and Pilot Training Part 2
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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…

    154 views
  • Airline Safety and Pilot Training Part 1
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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.

    115 views
  • Transportation Programs and Economic Recovery Part 1
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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.

    206 views
  • Aviation Security
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    Aviation Security

    Witnesses testified about transportation programs to ensure air safety and security. Among the issues they addressed were procedures and equipment used at airport security checkpoints,…

    192 views
  • Aviation Security
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    Aviation Security

    Representative Tom Petri talked about steps that U.S. airlines and the Transportation Security Administration have taken to improve security since 9/11. He also talked about the economic…

    38 views
  • National Infrastructure Improvement Plans
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    National Infrastructure Improvement Plans

    After opening remarks for a day-long conference on developing strategies to improve the national infrastructure, a congressional panel moderated by Mr. Capeheart talked about a national…

    99 views
  • Aviation Delays and Consumer Issues
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    Aviation Delays and Consumer Issues

    A hearing was held on aviation delays and consumer issues. Department of Transportation Inspector General Scovel reported his findings on the massive airline delays in the summer of 2007 and the…

    217 views
  • Airline Safety Oversight Part 1
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    Airline Safety Oversight, Part 1

    Federal Aviation Administration safety inspectors and others testified about critical lapses in FAA safety oversight of airlines and abuses of regulatory ‘Partnership Programs,’ primarily in the…

    745 views
  • Airline Safety Oversight Part 2
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    Airline Safety Oversight, Part 2

    Airline executives and aviation safety experts testified about Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety oversight of airlines. Southwest executives assured the committee that safety is a top…

    312 views
  • Funding the Highway Trust Fund
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    Funding the Highway Trust Fund

    A hearing was held on the report of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission which was created by Congress in 2005 to examine the condition and future needs of the…

    778 views
  • Airline Delays and Consumer Issues
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    Airline Delays and Consumer Issues

    Transportation officials and industry representatives testified at a hearing on airline delays and consumer issues. A record number of delays have occured in the past year. Most are due to…

    210 views
  • Aviation Consumer Issues
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    Aviation Consumer Issues

    Industry executives and consumer advocates in the second and third panels testified about aviation consumer issues, including extended ground delays for passengers. Topics included the…

    89 views
  • Rebuilding Highway and Transit Infrastructure
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    Rebuilding Highway and Transit Infrastructure

    In an oversight hearing, State and local transportation officials from three Gulf Coast States testified on the extent of infrastructure damages and the progress of repairs in the aftermath…

    84 views
  • Transporting Hazardous Materials
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    Transporting Hazardous Materials

    The Highways, Transit, and Pipelines Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on the safety of hazardous material transportation. Among the…

    1,270 views
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