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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Fly Rights: A Consumer Guide to Air Travel

Categories: Transportation

https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/fly-rights

In the wake of the publicity surrounding the treatment of a bumped airline passenger, here is the official statement of airline passenger rights, including air fares, overbooking, delayed and canceled flights and more.  From the Transportation.gov site of the U.S. Department of Transportation

 

Department of State Record of Decision and National Interest Determination

Categories: Canada,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Transportation

https://keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/documents/organization/269323.pdf

Text of the document which approves construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as being in the national interest of the U.S.   The Trump administration decision reverses the decision of the State Department under Obama’s administration. From the State Department

 

States Perform

Categories: Business/Economics,Crime/Justice,Education,Energy,Environment,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Transportation

http://www.statesperform.org/

Offers access to performance measurement data for the 50 states in 6 areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education.  From the Council of State Governments

 

National Transportation Noise Mapping Tool

Categories: Environment,Statistics,Transportation

https://maps.bts.dot.gov/noise/BTSNoiseMappingToolDocumentation_March2016.pdf

A new product which aims to track the level of noise exposure to the U.S. population from aviation and interstate highways.  See Noise Data folder here.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

 

 

Virginia Compared to the Other States: 2017 Edition

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt492.pdf

Shows how Virginia compares to other states in spending and taxes, education, health, and transportation.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

America’s Airports: The Threat From Within

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Terrorism,Transportation

https://homeland.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Americas-Airports-The-Threat-From-Within.pdf

Finds that inconsistencies exist in the degree of airport security across the country and that a majority of U.S. airports do not have full employee screening at secure access points.  From the Homeland Security Committee of the House of Representatives

 

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Categories: Energy,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Transportation

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/24/presidential-memorandum-regarding-construction-keystone-xl-pipeline

Invites Canadian authorities to re-submit an application to the Secretary of State for a presidential permit for the construction and operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline and directs the Secretary of State and other federal authorities to clear away all obstacles to completion of the project.  From the White House

 

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Categories: Energy,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Transportation

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/24/presidential-memorandum-regarding-construction-dakota-access-pipeline

Directs the proper federal authorities to proceed with the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  From the White House

 

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