6,613Dec 6, 2012
High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Program
Witnesses testified on the Obama administration’s high-speed rail program. California Representatives Janice Hahn (D) and Kevin McCarthy (R) testified before the committee about ...
4,135Apr 17, 2012
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 the ...
1,079Dec 4, 2012
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 ...
569Nov 28, 2012
Amtrak Structural Reorganization
Representatives from Amtrak and the United Transportation Union testified on the status of a structural reorganization plan for the passenger rail service. Ted Alves reported that Amtrak had or ...
479Mar 26, 2012
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.
458Aug 1, 2012
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 Virginia ...
431Oct 5, 2011
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 ...
320Feb 11, 2011
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 ...
296Feb 8, 2012
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, ...
282Feb 8, 2011
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 ...
260Feb 28, 2011
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 ...
242Dec 13, 2012
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 York City, ...
231Feb 29, 2012
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 industry, ...
230Jun 13, 2011
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 ...
211Sep 12, 2012
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 (NextGen), ...
177Jul 18, 2012
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 contract ...
136Feb 29, 2012
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 an ...
127Feb 29, 2012
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 Italian ...