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  • Hurricane Sandy Briefing
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    Hurricane Sandy Briefing

    Federal public safety officials held a telephone conference call with news media regarding federal, state, and local relief efforts from Hurricane Sandy. They gave updates on the weather…

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  • National Distracted Driving Initiative
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    National Distracted Driving Initiative

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood spoke to reporters and answered questions about a proposed national strategy for ending distracted driving and specific anti-distracted driving…

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  • Unintended Acceleration in Toyota Cars
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    Unintended Acceleration in Toyota Cars

    Secretary LaHood and other officials spoke to reporters and answered questions about a study of reported unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles. The study found no problems with the…

    479 views
  •  Distracted Driving Challenges
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    Distracted Driving Challenges

    Panelists talked about confronting distracted driving challenges. They focused on issues such as employer and carrier policies, technology, regulation, and research. They responded to…

    220 views
  • Distracted Driving Summit Legislative Initiatives
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    Distracted Driving Summit, Legislative Initiatives

    Panelists spoke at a distracted driving summit on efforts at the national, state and local level to reduce potentially dangerous behaviors such as talking on cell phones while driving. They…

    433 views
  • Distracted Driving Summit Opening Remarks
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    Distracted Driving Summit, Opening Remarks

    Secretaries LaHood and Solis spoke at a distracted driving summit on efforts at the national, state and local level to reduce potentially dangerous behaviors such as talking on cell phones…

    251 views
  • Airline Safety Regulations
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    Airline Safety Regulations

    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Randy Babbitt announced new rules for preventing airline pilot fatigue. They also answered questions…

    128 views
  • Domestic HighSpeed Rail Manufacturing
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    Domestic High-Speed Rail Manufacturing

    Following introductory remarks by Secretary Ray LaHood and other officials, participants spoke about railroad manufacturing, the use of high-speed rail, and the potential impact of improved…

    166 views
  • Public Awareness and Education
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    Public Awareness and Education

    Panelists at a day-long conference on distracted driving focused on public safety education and awareness programs. Among the topics they addressed were the use of cellular devices while…

    96 views
  • Distracted Driving Summit
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    Distracted Driving Summit

    The Department of Transportation held a day-long summit on reducing the growing safety risk that distracted driving is imposing on our nation’s roads. Secretary LaHood opened the summit, promising…

    189 views
  • Department of Transportation Programs
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    Department of Transportation Programs

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden Tuesday announced the release of $28 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to states and local transportation…

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