Tuesday, December 4, 2012

111th Congress Wrapping Up

Congress Wants Noisier Hybrids
Congress has passed the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010 (S. 841). The bill requires the Secretary of Transportation to issue rules that would require hybrid and electric cars to create enough noise to alert blind pedestrians of their presence. The bill must be signed by the president to become law.

Bill Introduced to Extend Hours of Service Rules to Yardmaster Employees
Outgoing Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James Oberstar introduced the Railroad Hours of Service Act of 2010 (H.R. 6519). The act would extend hours of service rules for railroad employees to yardmaster employees.

House Votes to Reauthorize Transportation Program for One Year
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution that would authorize continued spending on transportation programs at the current level through the end of the fiscal year. It will be up to the incoming Congress to work out a new transportation bill.

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Bill Watch—111th Congress

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