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  • 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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  • Highway and National Bridge Program
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    Highway and National Bridge Program

    Highway transportation officials testified on the state of the nation’s transportation infrastructure, focusing on bridge construction programs and the inspection of those bridges.

    181 views
  • 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…

    260 views
  • Economic Stimulus Spending on Infrastructure
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    Economic Stimulus Spending on Infrastructure

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on highway, transit, and wastewater infrastructure formula investments in the economic stimulus.

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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…

    187 views
  • Recovery Act Progress Report
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    Recovery Act Progress Report

    A hearing was held on the 160-Day Progress Report for transportation and infrastructure programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The witnesses testified about the…

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  • Stimulus Spending on Transportation Programs
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    Stimulus Spending on Transportation Programs

    Witnesses testified about federal stimulus spending on transportation projects and the rate at which funding has been made available to the states. Topics included scheduled distribution of…

    311 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.

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  • Transportation Programs and Economic Recovery Part 2
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    Transportation Programs and Economic Recovery, Part 2

    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.

    133 views
  • Active Transportation for America Report
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    Active Transportation for America Report

    The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy “Active Transportation for America” report was presented to House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James Oberstar at the National…

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  • Improving the Federal Bridge Program
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    Improving the Federal Bridge Program

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing about bridge safety and improving the federal Highway Bridge Program (HBP). The committee released a Government Accountability Office…

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  • 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,…

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  • Highway and Transit Infrastructure
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    Highway and Transit Infrastructure

    State transportation officials testified about the state of the nation’s highways and transit infrastructure. Among the topics the raised were the growing cost of repair to roads, highways…

    177 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…

    104 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    426 views
  • Commercial Aircraft Inspections
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    Commercial Aircraft Inspections

    House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James Oberstar talked about issues raised during a committee investigation of commercial aircraft inspections. Emphasis was placed on rudder…

    126 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…

    817 views
  • National Transportation Infrastructure
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    National Transportation Infrastructure

    Representative Oberstar spoke about national investment in the transportation infrastructure, safety issues, and the collapse of a major bridge in Minneapolis earlier in the year.

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