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  • Transportation Infrastructure and Economic Growth
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    Transportation Infrastructure and Economic Growth

    Four former secretaries of Transportation held a roundtable on transportation, infrastructure repair, and economic growth at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center.

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  • Transportation Issues
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    Transportation Issues

    Transportation Secretary Mary Peters talked about aviation and highway transportation issues, including fuel prices. Issues included airline mergers, crowded airports and planes, and…

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  • Transportation and the Economy
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    Transportation and the Economy

    Transportation Secretary Peters spoke about the nation’s infrastructure and challenges faced by national, state and local authorities. She also outlined some solutions involving new…

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  • Mexican Trucking Program
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    Mexican Trucking Program

    Transportation Department officials testified in an oversight hearing about the current Cross-Border Truck Pilot Program. This pilot program, administered by the Federal Motor Carrier…

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  • Fiscal Year 2009 Department of Transportation Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2009 Department of Transportation Budget

    A hearing was held on the proposed fiscal year 2009 budget for the Department of Transportation. Topics included aviation system modernization, the general infrastructure for bridges, roads…

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  • National Surface Transportation Policy
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    National Surface Transportation Policy

    Governors and panelists discussed the future of national surface transportation. Of particular concern were increasing congestion, sources of funding, and the need to maintain and update…

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  • Funding the Highway Trust Fund
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    Funding the Highway Trust Fund

    Witnesses testified on the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission report, Transportation for Tomorrow, which was released the previous month. The report recommended…

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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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  • Enforcement Crackdown on Drunk Driving
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    Enforcement Crackdown on Drunk Driving

    Secretary Mary Peters and Adminstrator Nicole Nason announced the launch of the 2007 National Drunk Driving Enforcement Crackdown and advertising blitz “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under…

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  • Seat Belts on School Buses Morning
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    Seat Belts on School Buses, Morning

    The U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration held a public meeting to assess bus safety and the potential use of seat belts on large school buses.…

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  • Traffic Fatality Data
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    Traffic Fatality Data

    Secretary Peters talked about new traffic fatality data and enforcement efforts to make local roads safer during the summer travel season. She spoke after meeting with officers at a police…

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  • Global Climate Change and Energy Independence
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    Global Climate Change and Energy Independence

    Officials testified about the relationship between fossil fuels and global climate change. Topics included the economic benefits of reduced energy consumption, use of renewable energy…

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  • Vehicle Crash Tests
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    Vehicle Crash Tests

    Secretary Peters spoke at a public hearing held by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to review new ways to conduct vehicle crash tests and to improve its New Car Assessment…

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  • Transportation Secretary SwearingIn Ceremony
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    Transportation Secretary Swearing-In Ceremony

    President Bush participated in a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters. In her remarks Secretary Peters outlined some of her goals for the department…

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  • Transportation Secretary Nomination Hearing
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    Transportation Secretary Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to consider the nomination of Mary Peters to be secretary of transportation. Ms. Peters served as administrator of…

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  • Transportation Secretary Nomination
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    Transportation Secretary Nomination

    President Bush announced his nomination of Mary Peters, a former federal highway administrator, to succeed Norman Mineta as secretary of transportation.

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  • ReOpening Pennsylvania Avenue to Pedestrians
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    Re-Opening Pennsylvania Avenue to Pedestrians

    Mrs. Bush and officials spoke at a ceremony marking the re-opening of Pennsylvania to pedestrian traffic.

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  • Pennsylvania Avenue Beautification Project
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    Pennsylvania Avenue Beautification Project

    The first lady, Mayor Williams, and other officials held a news conference on the landscaping and security improvements to Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.

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  • Federal Highway Programs
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    Federal Highway Programs

    Ms. Peters talked about federal highway programs, including the proposed fiscal year 2004 budget for federal highway programs. She responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and…

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  • State of Americas Highways
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    State of America's Highways

    Witnesses testified about the state of highway infrastructure, levels of highway spending, traffic levels, and the structural performance of highways and bridges.

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