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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22268 - Repairing and Reconstructing Disaster-Damaged Roads and Bridges: The Role of Federal-Aid Highway Assistance
31-Mar-2008; Robert S. Kirk; 6 p.
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Abstract: Most of the major highways and bridges damaged during the 2005 Gulf of Mexico Hurricanes as well as the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, MN, which collapsed suddenly on August 1, 2007, are part of the federal-aid highway system and are therefore eligible for assistance under the Emergency Relief Prog.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: General Interest, Climate Change, Transportation
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS21442 - Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicle R&D: FreedomCAR and the President's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative
20-Mar-2008; Brent D. Yacobucci; 6 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
Previous Releases:
February 7, 2006 (/NLE/CRSreports/06feb/RS21442.pdf)

/NLE/CRSreports/04Dec/RS21442.pdf
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Abstract: FreedomCAR and the Hydrogen Fuel Initiative are two complementary government-industry research and development (R&D) policy initiatives that promote the development of hydrogen fuel and fuel cell vehicles. Coordinated by the Department of Energy (DOE), these initiatives aim to make mass-market fu.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Transportation
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34046 - Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD): FY2008 Appropriations
14-Feb-2008; Randall Peterman and John Frittelli; 32 p.
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July 23, 2007.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Appropriations are one part of a complex federal budget process that includes budget resolutions, appropriations (regular, supplemental, and continuing) bills, rescissions, and budget reconciliation bills. The process begins with the President’s budget request and is bound by the rules of the Hou.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Transportation, Federal Agencies, Government
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go directly to report _ RS22558 - Tax Credits for Hybrid Vehicles
6-Feb-2008; Salvatore Lazzari; 6 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
December 20, 2008
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Abstract: Hybrid vehicles are propelled by a standard gasoline (or diesel) internal combustion engine in combination with an electric motor (and battery storage system), which improves fuel economy. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 replaced a $2,000 deduction for hybrids with a system of tax credits that vary.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Transportation, Energy, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34186 - Rail Transportation of Coal to Power Plants: Reliability Issues
26-Sep-2007; Stan Mark Kaplan ; 93 p.
Abstract: Half the nation’s electricity comes from coal, and most of that coal is delivered to power plants by railroads. The reliable supply of coal by rail is therefore important to the electric power system. Concern over reliable deliveries of coal and other commodities, limited rail system capacit.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Transportation, Energy, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33982 - Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE): A Comparison of Selected Legislation in the 110th Congress
16-Aug-2007; Brent D. Yacobucci and Robert Bamberger; 21 p.
Update: August 16, 2007
Previous releases:
(/NLE/CRSreports/07Jul/RL33982.pdf)
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Abstract: The rise in crude oil and gasoline prices since the winter of 2006 has renewed the focus on U.S. fuel consumption in the transportation sector. Wider concerns over greenhouse gas emissions and climate change have contributed to interest in reducing fossil fuel consumption and improving the effici.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Transportation, Pollution, Legislative
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34043 - Interstate Shipment of Municipal Solid Waste: 2007 Update
13-Jun-2007; James E. McCarthy; 30 p.
Abstract: This report, which replaces a 2004 report on the same subject (CRS Report RL32570), provides updated information on interstate shipment of municipal solid waste (MSW). Since the late 1980s, Congress has considered, but not enacted, numerous bills that would allow states to impose restrictions.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Waste Management, Transportation, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33286 - The Federal Railroad Administration’s Train Horn Rule
20-Apr-2007; David Randall Peterman; 21 p.
Abstract: Numerous communities across the United States imposed bans on the sounding of train whistles at highway-rail grade crossings beginning in the late 1970s to address complaints and concerns of nearby residents about noise from train whistles. In 1990, a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) study of t.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Transportation, Federal Agencies, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22620 - The 2006 Increase in U.S. Motor Vehicle Imports from Japan
13-Mar-2007; Stephen Cooney; 6 p.
Abstract: Imports of motor vehicles (automobiles and light trucks) from Japan increased by one-third in volume from 2005 to 2006, rising to more than two million units, the highest yearly total since 1989. Some Members of Congress have expressed concern that the export of cars from Japan to the U.S. market ha.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Transportation, Economics & Trade, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22562 - Russian Natural Gas: Regional Dependence
18-Jan-2007; Bernard A. Gelb; 3 p.
Abstract: Russia is the dominant natural gas supplier to Europe and neighboring former Soviet states, as well as a major provider of oil. Some countries are entirely or largely dependent upon Russian energy supplies, particularly other Soviet successor states. As such, Russia has some ability to dictate na.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, International, Transportation
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