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    High-Speed Rail Program

    Witnesses testified on the future of high-speed rail in the transportation infrastructure of the Northeastern United States, which includes Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New…

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    FEMA Response to Hurricane Sandy

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate testified on his agency’s response to Hurricane Sandy. Other witnesses included representatives from the Army Corps of…

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    NextGen Program Review

    Witnesses testified about the status of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic control modernization program known as the Next Generation Air Transportation System…

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    General Services Administration Expenses

    General Services Administration (GSA) officials testified on overspending at their agency, specifically on the spending of the November 2010 Federal Acquisitions Service Award Ceremony in…

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    FAA Contract Tower Program

    Air transportation officials testified on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Contract Tower Program, which allowed low-activity air traffic control towers to be converted to…

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    General Services Administration Oversight

    Government Services Administration (GSA) current and former officials testified on the lavish conference the organization held in Las Vegas in October 2010. They talked about planning for…

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    Transportation Security Administration Oversight

    Witnesses testified on the Transportation Security Administration’s use of body scanners at airports and other programs designed to make air transportation safe and secure.

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    Cruise Ship Safety, Industry Representatives

    Industry representatives testified on the Costa Concordia shipwreck off the coast of Italy. Among the topics they addressed were safety standards, the safety record of the cruise line…

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    Cruise Ship Safety, Survivors Panel

    Survivors of the Costa Concordia shipwreck testified about their experience. They told committee members that the crew on board was telling passengers to go back to their cabins more than…

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    Cruise Ship Safety, Coast Guard Panel

    Admiral Salerno testified on the Costa Concordia shipwreck and allegations that crew members told passengers to go back to their cabins more than an hour after the ship ran aground off the…

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    Expansion of Aviation Global Positioning System Technology

    Witnesses talked about the use of global positioning system (GPS) technology in the aviation industry. Among the topics they addressed were the operation of GPS systems in the industry,…

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    Oversight of Air Traffic Control Program

    Aviation, transportation, and government officials testified on the Federal Aviation Administration’s “NextGen” program, which would shift the method of air traffic control from a…

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    Bus Safety

    Witnesses testified about the U.S. Transportation Department and its effectiveness in keeping unsafe bus drivers off U.S. roads and highways. They focused on lessons learned from recent…

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    Presidential Libraries

    Two congressional committees held a joint hearing focusing on the mission and future of the nation’s presidential libraries. They reviewed the relationship between the federal government and the…

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    Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization

    Administrator Randolph Babbitt testified about the re-authorization of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs. Issues discussed at the hearing included the FAA’s Next Generation Air…

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    Report on Deepwater Horizon Spill

    National Oil Spill Commissioner Terry Garcia urged Congress to restore the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem. He appeared with Commissioner Donald Boesch and former Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill…

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