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CRS -- Transportation Spending and "Buy America" Requirements

Transportation Spending and “Buy America” Requirements (PDF)
Source: Congressional Research Service (via University of North Texas Digital Library)

The Buy America Act is the popular name for a group of domestic content restrictions that have been attached to funds administered by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

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Business And Economics

NHTSA To Require Rearview Cameras In New Vehicles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department issued a rule Monday that will require rearview technology in many new vehicles — an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents. 293 more words

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New From the GAO

New GAO Report
Source: Government Accountability Office

Whistleblower Protection Program: Opportunities Exist for OSHA and DOT to Strengthen Collaborative Mechanisms. GAO-14-286, March 19.
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-286
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Government And Politics

Illiana Corridor Eligible For Federal Funds

(STMW) – A proposed 47-mile corridor between Illinois and Indiana was declared eligible for a federal loan Monday, which could finance up to a third of the construction. 137 more words

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Environmental Group Pushes For More Oil Freight Train Safety Measures

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The derailment of a freight train pulling empty oil cars in upstate New York has raised concerns with environmental groups voicing opposition to the hauling of shale oil along the Hudson River. 383 more words

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Bitumen shippers seen as losers in new U.S. federal oil-by-rail order

A federal order reclassifying types of crude carried in tanker-cars is threatening to reduce or delay shipments of bitumen and other low-volatility fuels, according to oil-by-rail companies. 356 more words

Energy

U.S. regulators order Bakken crude shipped by rail to be tested

Federal regulators in the U.S. issued an emergency order Tuesday requiring rail shippers to test the composition of crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken play before transporting it, … 346 more words

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