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  • National Infrastructure Investment
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    National Infrastructure Investment

    Jonathan Rose opened the closing plenary session of a day-long conference on developing strategies to improve the national infrastructure with remarks on “Infrastructure Investment as the Framework for…

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  • Transportation Improvement Plans
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    Transportation Improvement Plans

    A roundtable discussion on transportation was held as part of The America 2050 Forum of the Regional Plan Association day-long conference, “Rebuilding and Renewing America: Toward a 21st Century…

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  • Presidential Appointment Process
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    Presidential Appointment Process

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  • The Future of Transportation
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    The Future of Transportation

    Secretary Slater and government transportation officials talked about the future of the transportation industry, safety and intermodal transportation. They also talked about creating a…

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  • Year 2000 Impact on the Transportation Sector
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    Year 2000 Impact on the Transportation Sector

    Secretary Slater and Mr. Downey talked with reporters, saying that there have been no serious disruptions of computers in transportation industries, particularly airlines. Mr. Belger and…

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  • Year 2000 Computer Problem and the Transportation Industry
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    Year 2000 Computer Problem and the Transportation Industry

    Administration transportation officials talked with reporters about their preparations for avoiding computer problems at the year 2000 turnover. They talked about how they will monitor U.S.…

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  • Drowsy Driving Report
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    Drowsy Driving Report

    Participants talked to reporters about the increased number of traffic accidents caused by driver sleepiness and fatigue. They focused on shift workers and younger drivers that are most at…

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  • Year 2000 Computer Problem and Transportation
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    Year 2000 Computer Problem and Transportation

    Witnesses testified about steps the transportation industries had taken to avoid computer failures on January 1, 2000. One of the areas of concern was air safety, particularly at foreign…

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  • NEXTEA Legislation
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    NEXTEA Legislation

    After the president’s announcement of transportation legislation, Assistant Secretary briefed reporters on the details on the president’s proposal. The National Economic Crossroads…

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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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  • 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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  • Federal Funding for Amtrak
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    Federal Funding for Amtrak

    Committee members heard testimony concerning legislation that would reduce federal funding for AMTRAK while still allowing it to contract several services to private companies and change…

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  • Global Climate Change
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    Global Climate Change

    Witnesses testified concerning the president’s plan to encourage U.S. industry to limit harmful air emissions. They made opening statements and took questions from senators concerning the…

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