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Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, & Security Subcommittee


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  • Hearing on Truck and Highway Safety
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    Trucks and Public Safety

    Regulators, safety advocates, and industry representatives testified on ways to improve freight truck safety on U.S. roads. Anne Ferro, the outgoing administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier…

  • Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Transportation Systems
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    Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Transportation Systems

    Senators from New York and New Jersey testified on transportation systems damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Both Senators Schumer and Gillibrand talked about salt water damage to New York’s…

  • Bus Safety
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    Bus Safety

    A hearing was held to review the safety of over-the-road buses and the effectiveness of current Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations governing bus safety. Senator…

  • Cruise Ship Safety
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    Cruise Ship Safety

    Witnesses testified about cruise ship safety, focusing on potential steps for keeping Americans safe at sea. Topics included crimes that occur on cruise ships; the extent to which federal…