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THUD bill heads to full Senate for final vote; Senate committees talk highway funding

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 05, 2014

THUD bill heads to full Senate for final vote; Senate committees talk highway funding

Highway funding is a hot topic in the Senate this week as the Appropriations Committee moves the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill to the full Senate floor, the Commerce Committee evaluates the House’s plan to use U.S. ...

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Pew charts display need for transportation investment

Amanda Bayhi - May 05, 2014

Pew charts display need for transportation investment

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it increasingly more as September draws closer: The highways and infrastructure in the U.S. need greater investment. The current highway bill, MAP-21, will expire in September, and Congress is working to pass a new ...

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Senate Commerce Committee to review GROW AMERICA Act; EPW Committee to unveil its portion of highway bill next week

Amanda Bayhi - May 01, 2014

Senate Commerce Committee to review GROW AMERICA Act; EPW Committee to unveil its portion of highway bill next week

The new highway bill is heating up as the Senate Commerce Committee prepares to review the GROW AMERICA Act and the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee plans to unveil its portion of the bill next week. The Commerce Committee ...

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Senate Commerce panel to meet on rail safety

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 07, 2014

Senate Commerce panel to meet on rail safety

A Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation panel is set to discuss rail safety next week. The Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security is scheduled to meet on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. for ...

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NTSB stops, delays thousands of investigations due to government shutdown

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 14, 2013

NTSB stops, delays thousands of investigations due to government shutdown

The federal government shutdown has been in effect for nearly two weeks and has so far resulted in 18,481 furloughs in the U.S. Department of Transportation and the suspension of most DOT programs not safety-related. Many DOT administrations have stopped social ...

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NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman to speak at Senate Commerce Committee shutdown hearing

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 10, 2013

NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman to speak at Senate Commerce Committee shutdown hearing

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairwoman Deborah Hersman will speak Friday at a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on the impacts of the government shutdown. The shutdown resulted in 18,481 furloughs in the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well ...

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Senate Commerce Committee to meet Tuesday about private transportation funding

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 24, 2013

Senate Commerce Committee to meet Tuesday about private transportation funding

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will meet Tuesday to discuss potential private sector sources of transportation infrastructure funding, according to a report from The Hill. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) said Tuesday that lawmakers need to ...

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Watch Foxx confirmation hearing live on webcast

Amanda Bayhi - May 21, 2013

Watch Foxx confirmation hearing live on webcast

We reported last week that the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Mayor Anthony Foxx for Secretary of Transportation. The meeting--which will take place tomorrow, May 22, at 2:30 p.m. ...

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Allstate lauds NHTSA reauthorization for safer driving provisions

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 03, 2011

Allstate Insurance Co. issued the following statement in support of graduated driver licensing provisions in the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reauthorization. Major provisions of S.528, the Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection (STANDUP) Act ...

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Third nominee for TSA chief to go before Senate on June 10

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 09, 2010

The Obama Administration's third nominee to head up the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will go before the Senate Commerce Committee on June 10, according to a report in the Journal of Commerce Online. President Obama named John S. Pistole, deputy director of ...

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