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  • Senate Panel Explores Railway Safety Initiatives
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    Railroad Safety Initiatives

    Ronald Batory, administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, testified at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on rail safety across the country. He and his fellow witnesses…

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  • TSA Officials Testify on PreCheck Program and Airport Wait Times
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    TSA PreCheck Program

    Transpiration Security Administration’s (TSA) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) officials testified a House hearing on wait times at airport security. They discussed TSA’s Precheck…

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    Plane Crash

    George Bibel looked at the mechanical and human failures that lead to plane crashes, as well as the role in public safety of the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal…

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  • AdoptAHighway Program
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    Adopt-A-Highway Program

    In 1984, the original Adopt-a-Highway program was started in Tyler, Texas, to keep highways free from litter. James “Bobby” Evans, Adopt-a-Highway’s creator, talked about how the program originated and his…

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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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  • President Trump Welcomes Southwest Flight 1380 Passengers and Crew
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    President Trump Welcomes Southwest Flight 1380 Passengers and Crew

    President Trump met with the crew members and passengers of Southwest Flight 1380 two weeks after the Dallas-bound flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia when one of…

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  • Jacob Fischler on FAA Reauthorization
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    Jacob Fischler on FAA Reauthorization

    Jacob Fischler talked about the details of the details of the FAA reauthorization bill that was being debated in the House.

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  • Washington Journal Michael Sargent Discusses the FAAs Role in Airline Safety
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    Michael Sargent on FAA and Airline Safety

    Michael Sargent talked about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) role in airline safety. This program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series, during which a portion of “Washington…

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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, spoke by phone about the federal government’s role in aviation safety. The previous week an engine exploded on a Southwest Airlines flight, resulting in the…

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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?” Bill Carey, from Aviation Week, spoke by phone…

    442 views
  • 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,…

    400 views
  • 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…

    458 views
  • 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,…

    383 views
  • 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…

    369 views
  • 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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