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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Keystone XL Pipeline Project Review Process: Provision of More Time for Submission of Agency Views

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Transportation

Text of agency announcement of delay in decision making about the XL oil pipeline.  From the State Department


Consumer Alert: GM Ignition Switch Recall Information

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Transportation

Provides information related to the recall of six General Motors models because of a defective ignitions switch which can affect the operation of airbag systems.  Also includes GM-supplied documents about the recall.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Report on the Troubled Asset Relief Program: April 2014

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness,Manufacturing,Transportation

Estimates that the TARP program will cost the government $27 billion with most of the cost going to assistance to American International Group, the automotive industry, and grant programs aimed at avoiding home mortgage foreclosures.  From the Congressional Budget Office


GM Ignition Switch Recall: Why Did It Take So Long?

Contains list of documents in 64 binders obtained by congressional oversight committee about
General Motors safety defect which was hidden from the public for years.  From the House Energy and Commerce Committee


China’s Hunger for U.S. Planes and Cars: Assessing the Risks

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Transportation

U.S. trade deficits with China are being lowered due to increasing U.S. exports in transportation goods, but this report warns of possible future problems due to technology transfer and Chinese industrial policy.  From the U.S. – China Economic and Security Review Commission


Quick Facts 2012

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

Statistics on traffic accidents, deaths, miles of travel, registered vehicles, alcohol and accidents, occupant protection and more.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


2013 Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges, and Transit: Conditions and Performance

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Transportation

Reports to Congress on the condition, performance, and future capital investment needs of the U.S. highway and transit systems.  Projects needed spending of $65 to $86 billion per year to maintain the system through 2030 and up to $145 billion per year to improve it.  From the Federal Highway Administration.


Unlawfully Present Aliens, Driver’s Licenses, and Other State-Issued ID: Select Legal Issues

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Federal State Relations,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

Discusses the basic legal principles involving in state decisions permitting or denying those unlawfully in the country to have a driver’s license or some equivalent.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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