83Oct 7, 1999
Cruise Ship Safety
Witnesses testified about passenger safety on cruise ships. Focusing on a recent incident in which a fire disabled engines on a cruise ship leaving it adrift for 11 hours, witnesses discussed ...
67Jun 22, 2000
Hours of Service Rules for Motor Carriers
Committee members heard testimony on the Department of Transportation’s proposed 'hours of
service' rules for motor carriers, aimed at reducing driver fatigue. The proposed rules ...
60Apr 11, 2000
Airline Cockpit Monitoring Measures
Witnesses testified about lessons learned for airline accidents, including a recent Egypt Air crash. They concentrated on installing cockpit video recorders, psychological testing of pilots, ...
56Jun 13, 2000
United Airlines - US Airways Merger Day 1
The committee heard testimony about the proposed merger between U.S. Airways and American Airlines. Among the issues they discussed were the benefits that each company would gain, the effects ...
50Jul 18, 2000
Rail Grade Crossing Train Whistles
In response to complaints about the noise made by train whistles, particularly in the Chicago area, witnesses testified about potential revisions to railroad safety guidelines. Among the topics ...
40Jun 15, 2000
United Airlines - US Airways Merger Day 2
Committee heard testimony about the proposed merger between U.S. Airways and American Airlines. Among the issues they discussed were the benefits that each company would gain, the effects it ...
25Nov 3, 1999
Coast Guard Search and Rescue
In light of a failure to rescue a recreational boater, witnesses testified about Coast Guard search and rescue procedures. Among the issues they addressed were communication systems, Coast ...
22Mar 21, 2000
The Federal Fuel Tax and Rising Fuel Costs
Witnesses testified about the effects of rising fuel costs on the transportation industry and a proposal to reduce prices through the abrogation of the federal fuel tax. They also talked about ...