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  • Washington Journal Federal Govt Role in Aviation Safety
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    Bill Carey on Federal Government Role in Aviation Safety

    Bill Carey, from Aviation Week, discussed the federal government’s role in aviation safety. Last week an engine exploded on a Southwest Airlines flight, resulting in the first United States…

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  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephones lines and social media were open to take viewer comments to the question, “Is there more government can do to improve air travel safety?” Last week an engine exploded on a…

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  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
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    Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    Public safety and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials talked about the future of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The speakers discussed the use of aerial drones in law…

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  • Hearing Focuses on TSA Outreach and Security Protocols
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    Transportation Security Administration Outreach and Public Engagement

    A House Homeland Security subcommittee held a hearing on TSA’s efforts in outreach and public engagement, specifically when dealing with travelers at checkpoints and responding to issues on…

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  • Transportation Officials Testify on Infrastructure Funding and Modernization
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    Transportation Infrastructure

    State and local transportation officials testified at a hearing on transportation infrastructure needs and modernization efforts. The witnesses addressed urban and rural infrastructure needs,…

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  • Senate Committee Hears Testimony on Positive Train Control
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    Train Safety Control Implementation

    The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing to receive an update on the implementation of the safety technology known as positive train control (PTC). The hearing was requested…

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  • Autonomous Vehicles
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    Autonomous Vehicles

    Federal and state transportation officials about autonomous vehicles and potential federal legislation that would affect their use. Panelists gave an update on their areas of expertise…

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  • Transportation Secretary Chao Testifies on Administrations Infrastructure Plan
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    Infrastructure Funding and Modernization Efforts

    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on infrastructure funding and modernization efforts. She discussed the Trump…

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  • Hearing Focuses on Positive Train Control Implementation
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    Positive Train Control Implementation

    Members of a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee met to discuss the recent train accidents and whether transportation executives will be able to meet the December 31, 2018,…

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  • BO Railroad Museum
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    B&O Railroad Museum

    American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of historic railroad equipment, including stagecoaches and wagons used on the National Road, and…

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  • Senate Infrastructure Panel Holds Hearing on Freight Movement
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    Freight Movement

    Transportation experts testified at a hearing on the nation’s freight movement and its impact on the economy. The witnesses stressed the importance of their industry and also spoke about…

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  • Birth of Route 66
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    Birth of Route 66

    Springfield, Missouri, is the known as the birthplace of Route 66. John Sellars, executive director of the History Museum on the Square, shared the story of how this historic highway received its name.…

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    All They Will Call You

    Tim Hernandez talked about his book, All They Will Call You, about the impact of a 1948 plane crash in California that killed 32 people, including 28 Mexican migrant workers being deported by the U.S. government. The names of the…

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  • Conversation with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao
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    Conversation with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao talked about her personal and professional life. She reflected on her early years in Taiwan and coming to the U.S. as an immigrant, working for the last…

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  • BO Railroad and the Civil War
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    B&O Railroad and the Civil War

    Daniel Toomey toured the the historic roundhouse building of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. The museum was marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the…

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  • Railroads and Rail Cars
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    Railroads and Rail Cars

    Transportation curator Matt Anderson gave a tour of the railroad exhibit at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, and talked about the progression of American rail from the early…

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  • Northern Pacific Railroad
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    Northern Pacific Railroad

    Michael Sullivan talked about how the arrival of the transcontinental railway to Tacoma, Washington, shaped the small, Pacific Northwest town. In 1873, the Northern Pacific Railroad decided to make Tacoma…

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  • Steamboat Arabia
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    Steamboat Arabia

    David Hawley of the Arabia Steamboat Museum shared the story of Arabia’s recovery and the treasure that it carried. Built in 1853, the Steamboat Arabia survived only 3 years of service before it sank in the…

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  • Steamboat Ticonderoga
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    Steamboat Ticonderoga

    Chip Stulen, director of preservation at the Shelburne Museum, talked about the steamboat’s nearly 50 years of service. The Ticonderoga was the last steamboat to operate on Lake Champlain. C-SPAN’s…

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  • Railroad History in Vermont
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    Railroad History in Vermont

    Shelburne Museum Director of Preservation Chip Stulen highlighted items that tell the story of what traveling through Vermont by train would have been like in the early 1900s. The Shelburne Museum offerings…

    267 views
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