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  • Amtrak Restructuring
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    Amtrak Restructuring

    Council members testified about the financial solvency of Amtrak, the company’s ability to meet federally mandated deadlines for self-sufficiency, and potential future curtailment of rail…

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  • USMexico Motor Carrier Services
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    U.S.-Mexico Motor Carrier Services

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  • Rail Grade Crossing Train Whistles
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    Rail Grade Crossing Train Whistles

    In response to complaints about the noise made by train whistles, particularly in the Chicago area, witnesses testified about potential revisions to railroad safety guidelines. Among the…

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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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  • Aggressive Driving
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    Aggressive Driving

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from auto safety advocates concerning agressive driving in the U.S. and enforcement measures. Mr. Martinez testified that “road rage", or drivers becoming…

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  • Surface Transportation Act
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    Surface Transportation Act

    The subcommittee heard testimony about reauthorizing the Interstate Surface Transportation Act (ISTEA), which covers federal funding for roads, bridges and transportation projects. One proposal…

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  • National Highway System
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    National Highway System

    Witnesses testified concerning the 1995 Transportation department budget allocations and the effect the California earthquake will have on transportation in the region.

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  • Surface Transportation ReauthorizationPart 1
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    Surface Transportation Reauthorization,Part 1

    Members of the subcommittee heard testimony regarding federal highway, mass transit, and highway safety programs.

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  • Surface Transportation ReauthorizationPart 2
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    Surface Transportation Reauthorization,Part 2

    Testimony continued regarding federal highway, mass transit, and highway safety programs.

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  • Truck Safety
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    Truck Safety

    The House subcommittee on surface transportation held a hearing on truck safety. The primary foci of the oversight hearing were the Motor Carrier Safety Act of 1984 and the Commercial Motor…

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  • 55 MPH Speed Limit
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    55 MPH Speed Limit

    Witnesses testified on the monitoring and enforcement of the federal 55 MPH speed limit and if there should be changes to the law.

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