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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.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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…

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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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  • Bridge Safety Part 1
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    Bridge Safety, Part 1

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on structurally deficient bridges in the United States. Chairman Oberstar’s initiative addressed the need to repair,…

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  • Bridge Safety Part 2
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    Bridge Safety, Part 2

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on structurally deficient bridges in the United States. Chairman Oberstar’s initiative addressed the need to repair,…

    68 views
  • Transportation Funding Legislation
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    Transportation Funding Legislation

    Senators and House Representatives met to consider the Transportation Equity Act, legislation that focused on highway and related transportation programs. Representative Don Young chaired…

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  • Highway Transportation
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    Highway Transportation

    Members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a conference on highway transportation legislation. Senator…

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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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  • Fatigue and Transportation
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    Fatigue and Transportation

    Representative Oberstar talked about the increasing number of accidents on the highways. He stressed that the highway safety standards should be as high as the airline industry. He also…

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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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  • Infrastructure Investment
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    Infrastructure Investment

    The House subcommittee on Economic Development called this meeting as the first in a series of hearings on short term and long term strategies for domestic spending.

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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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  • Surface Transportation Act Markup
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    Surface Transportation Act Markup

    Members of the House Public Works and Transportation committee discussed amendments to H.R. 2950, the Intermodal Surface Transportation Infrastructure Act of 1991 in preparation for its introduction to the…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House debated the reauthorization of highway and mass transit programs. An amendment allowing states to raise the maximum speed limit to 65 mph was considered.

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