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  • Hearing Considers FAA and Air Traffic Control Reforms
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    Air Traffic Control Reform

    The Transportation Department Inspector General said the completion date and cost of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen project to modernize and change to a satellite-based air…

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  • United Airlines CEO Apologizes for Breach of Trust
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    Airline Customer Service

    Airline industry executives, including United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, testified at a hearing on customer service concerns following recent incidents on domestic flights. Members asked…

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  • Hearing on TSA Misconduct
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    Transportation Security Administration Management Practices

    Transportation Security Administration employees testified at a hearing on management practices and TSA misconduct. The witnesses said they were mistreated by senior level officials at TSA, and…

    4,897 views
  • HouseSenate Conference Committee Meeting on Surface Transportation Legislation
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    Highway and Mass Transit Funding

    House and Senate conferees made opening statements in a meeting to negotiate a long-term highway and mass transit funding bill. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Bill…

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  • Hearing on Positive Train Control Implementation
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    Positive Train Control

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the status of positive train control (PTC) implementation on U.S. railroad networks by the December 31, 2015, deadline. PTC describes the technologies…

    648 views
  • Hearing on Amtrak Train Derailment
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    Amtrak Derailment

    Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Railroad Administration, Amtrak, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen testified on the May 2015 Amtrak…

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  • Surface Transportation Bill
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    Surface Transportation Bill

    Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-CA) convened an opening meeting of House and Senate conferees on the surface transportation bill. Senator Boxer and…

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  • Bus Safety
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    Bus Safety

    Witnesses testified about the U.S. Transportation Department and its effectiveness in keeping unsafe bus drivers off U.S. roads and highways. They focused on lessons learned from recent…

    219 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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…

    175 views
  • Rising Diesel Prices
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    Rising Diesel Prices

    A hearing was held on the impact of rising diesel fuel costs in the trucking industry. Topics included the relationship among motor carriers, brokers, shippers, and independent drivers in…

    282 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…

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  • 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…

    228 views
  • 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,…

    184 views
  • 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,…

    66 views
  • Highway Congestion and Mobility
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    Highway Congestion and Mobility

    A hearing was held about the effects of traffic congestion on the economy. The panelists talked about these effects and solutions for reducing the impact. Solutions included economic…

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  • Financial Condition of Airline Industry
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    Financial Condition of Airline Industry

    Witnesses testified regarding the financial condition of the airline industry. Among the topics addressed were federal aid to airlines, the trend toward lowest cost carriers, the demand for…

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  • Cell Phone Use on Airplanes
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    Cell Phone Use on Airplanes

    Witnesses testified about the use of cell phones on aircraft and the possible dangers that have been publicized about this usage. Topics included noise pollution during airline flights, use…

    319 views
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