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  • In this photo taken Wednesday, May 14, 2014, a row of Google self-driving cars are shown outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Four years ago, the Google team developing cars which can drive themselves became convinced that, sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was just one problem: Driverless cars almost certainly were illegal.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    SHUSTER: Technology plays key role in transportation

    By U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)

    Progress in our society and economy typically comes about because of new technologies, or advances in utilizations of technology the assembly line or the internet, for example. Published July 23, 2014

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    It's grim: 911 Commission warns terrorism has entered 'a new and dangerous phase'

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    It's been a decade since the 9/11 Commission issued a comprehensive report about the terrorist attacks on American soil that "changed everything," according to much of the public. The commission has a new follow-up. The 48-page report released Tuesday is grim, determined and factual. Published July 23, 2014

  • WICKER: Putting local leaders in the driver's seat for transportation needs

    By U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker

    Roads and bridges in rural, suburban, and urban areas are in desperate need of maintenance and upgrades. Continuing to ignore the need for these improvements would seriously compromise America's public safety and economic competitiveness. Published July 23, 2014

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Investigate airliner downing, but not Benghazi?


    I find it interesting how President Obama is treating Russian President Vladimir Putin in regard to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shootdown over Ukraine. It's the total opposite of how he handled the Benghazi terrorist attack. Published July 23, 2014

  • WEBSTER: Innovative Transportation Financing: TIFIA 2.0

    By U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster

    America's transportation and infrastructure system is the backbone of our economy. Growth and job creation all across the country depend on strategic placement and quality upkeep of our massive travel and transport capabilities. Published July 23, 2014

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Say no to atheist 'chaplains'


    It's an old joke to say "military intelligence" is an oxymoron, but now there's a new oxymoron that's no laughing matter — "atheist chaplain" ("Humanists seek support from Congress on military chaplains," Web, July 22). Published July 23, 2014

  • RIBBLE: Keeping our waterways flowing: and making Congress work at the same time

    By U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble

    It seems like Congress just can't get anything done these days, even when there's broad agreement that a problem needs to be solved. Instead, the important issues tend to get punted until "after the next election." And then, once the next election passes, it's on to the next election. And the next. And so forth. Published July 23, 2014

  • COBLE: Best of times, worst of times for American drivers

    By U.S. Rep. Howard Coble

    During few periods in history have highway transportation science and policy assembled at such an important crossroad. Published July 23, 2014

  • GIBBS: WRRDA: A True Bipartisan Solution

    By U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs

    With Washington in gridlock and the President at odds with Congress, the passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) in June of this year is a signal that good policy can trump partisan rhetoric. Published July 23, 2014

  • VITTER: Our Ports and Waterways key to a vibrant economy

    By Sen. David Vitter (R-La.)

    As we work to grow jobs and the economy, we should always remember the importance of trade and maritime commerce as well as the infrastructure necessary to support it modern, properly dredged ports and waterways. Published July 23, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Obamacare enrollees faking for freebies


    Obamacare was revealed to have a fatal flaw on Tuesday when federal appellate courts split over the legality of the subsidies crucial to the health care plan. The subsidies have been given to anyone who asks for them. Published July 23, 2014

  • KIRKPATRICK: Highway Trust Fund helps drive our rural economies

    By Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick

    Let's face it: Infrastructure isn't sexy. It's often overlooked and underappreciated until something crumbles. But in the small towns and tribal communities of rural Arizona, our daily lives won't let us forget the importance of infrastructure. It's at the core of our struggle for decent roads, better broadband access, and reliable water and energy supplies. Published July 23, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Poor Hillary, rock-star wannabe


    Many of the Democrats who tell the world from the bumpers of their hybrids that they're "Ready for Hillary 2016," regard Hillary Clinton as something of a rock star. She does, too. Published July 23, 2014

  • RICE: From Point A to Point B without Forgetting Point C: Competitiveness

    By By: U.S. Rep. Tom Rice

    It is no secret that many of our interstates, highways, and bridges are in dire need of repair. This impacts everyone -- from the school bus driver taking children to school, families traveling out of state for vacations, and truck drivers transporting consumer goods. Not only does this impact our daily lives, but it also threatens our safety in emergency situations. Published July 23, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Feds harassing the deliveryman


    The Department of Justice doesn't have time to investigate the abuse of taxpayers at the IRS, but it has plenty of time to harass shipping companies FedEx and UPS, making life difficult for everybody as only the government can. Published July 23, 2014

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let consumers make own choices


    As the CEO and owner of a Maryland-based vending company and the president of the Maryland-D.C. Vending Council, the idea that soda taxes may gain traction throughout the country is an ominous one. Published July 23, 2014

  • TAUBE: Hello, is anyone out there in space?

    By Michael Taube

    In my youth, I would try to find a grassy field and look up at the clouds in the clear, blue sky. Every so often, I would start thinking to myself, "I wonder if we're really the only people in the universe?" Published July 22, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Obamacare in intensive care


    Obamacare was moved Tuesday to intensive care. Two federal appellate courts split over whether the administration can bypass Congress and rewrite the Obamacare law as it wishes Congress had written it. Published July 22, 2014

  • SOWELL: Bordering on immigration madness

    By Thomas Sowell

    In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counterprotests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group angrily said, "We are as good as you are!" Published July 22, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Mr. Monkey's business in merry old England


    There's a bounty, sort of, on the head of Mr. Monkey in Old Blighty, where he made sport of the South Tyneside Council. Mr. Monkey is a blogger with a sense of humor, which is dangerous. The borough's councilmen spent more than $365,000 on a search that brought them across the sea to the steps of California's second-highest court. Published July 22, 2014

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