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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Federal Highway Programs
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    Federal Highway Programs

    House and Senate conference committee members worked out differences between federal highway funding legislation passed by both houses.

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  • Electronic Devices and Highway Safety
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    Electronic Devices and Highway Safety

    Witnesses testified about the impacts of the use of cell phones and other electronic devices on highway safety. Among the topics they addressed were potential restrictions on the use of…

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  • USMexico Motor Carrier Services
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    U.S.-Mexico Motor Carrier Services

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  • Hours of Service Rules for Motor Carriers
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    Hours of Service Rules for Motor Carriers

    Committee members heard testimony on the Department of Transportation’s proposed 'hours of service' rules for motor carriers, aimed at reducing driver fatigue. The proposed rules would…

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  • The Federal Fuel Tax and Rising Fuel Costs
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    The Federal Fuel Tax and Rising Fuel Costs

    Witnesses testified about the effects of rising fuel costs on the transportation industry and a proposal to reduce prices through the abrogation of the federal fuel tax. They also talked…

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  • 1998 Infrastructure Report
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    1998 Infrastructure Report

    Mr. Graef briefed reporters on a report on the state of the nation’s infrastructure. The report grades ten areas of infrastructure, including different types of transportation, schools and…

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  • Aggressive Driving
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    Aggressive Driving

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from auto safety advocates concerning agressive driving in the U.S. and enforcement measures. Mr. Martinez testified that “road rage", or drivers becoming…

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  • Surface Transportation Act
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    Surface Transportation Act

    The subcommittee heard testimony about reauthorizing the Interstate Surface Transportation Act (ISTEA), which covers federal funding for roads, bridges and transportation projects. One proposal…

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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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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 2950, to develop a national intermodal surface transportation system, to authorize funds for construction of highways, for highway safety programs, and for mass…

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  • Rule for Surface Transportation Bill
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    Rule for Surface Transportation Bill

    The committee heard testimony on H.R. 2950, the Intermodal Surface Transportation Infrastructure Act of 1991. Highlights of the $153.5 billion appropriations bill include funding for…

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  • Truck Safety
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    Truck Safety

    The House subcommittee on surface transportation held a hearing on truck safety. The primary foci of the oversight hearing were the Motor Carrier Safety Act of 1984 and the Commercial Motor…

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  • 55 MPH Speed Limit
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    55 MPH Speed Limit

    Witnesses testified on the monitoring and enforcement of the federal 55 miles per hourspeed limit and if changes should be made to the law.

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