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July 30, 2014

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July 28, 2014

Week’s Transportation Highlight Will Be Senate Passage of Highway Funding Bill

Months of hand-wringing, anguished warnings, and legislative maneuvering culminate in the next five days, as the Senate prepares to pass a bill to refill the Highway Trust Fund and avert what Democratic leaders were calling “the transportation equivalent of a government shutdown.”

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July 24, 2014

Assaults on Public Transit Bus Drivers Prompt DOT Summit

This week, with the FAA’s ban on flights to Tel Aviv and with another plane crash Thursday, this one over Mali, it’s been hard to avoid thinking about transportation risks.

Ground-based transport can be hazardous too, as a driver on a Washington, D.C., bus learned this week when a passenger slashed him across the face in a dispute over paying a fare.

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July 18, 2014

Energy Xtra, CQ Roll Call’s Latest Policy Blog

You might’ve seen us refer already to Energy Xtra, the newest Policy Pulse blog for CQ Roll Call. If you haven’t clicked through, we urge you to check it out. Written by Randy Leonard, a longtime reporter on energy and environment issues, the blog will track several issues of direct interest to readers of The Container, including the fossil fuel supply, energy infrastructure and gas taxes. Full story

July 14, 2014

New Health Policy Blog: Healthopolis

CQ Roll Call has launched Healthopolis, another Policy Pulse blog to join Five by Five, Technocrat and The Container. Written by Paul Jenks, it will be a platform for health policy news “from the capital and beyond.” Jenks has already posted at least one item of potential interest to readers of The Container, about how the Senate Finance patch for the Highway Trust Fund includes an expansion of the IRS’s authority to go after tax delinquent Medicare providers and suppliers.

June 16, 2014

Welcome to The Container

curry 001 061314 445x298 Welcome to The ContainerWelcome to CQ Roll Call’s latest Policy Pulse blog, The Container, which will report on transportation policy and regulation — from railroad safety to car-sharing services to tolls on highways — and, of course, we’ll track the latest twists and turns in the efforts by Congress to replenish the depleted Highway Trust Fund or find an alternative way to pay for highways and other infrastructure.

If you follow transportation policy — or if you simply travel — we aim to offer insights into how Congress, federal regulatory agencies and all levels of government oversee the business of getting goods and people safely and efficiently from Los Angeles to New York, or from exurb to center city.

We’ll also keep an eye on the nation’s ports and how our infrastructure either helps or hobbles America’s trade with the rest of the world.

If you fly, walk, bike, take the bus, or you’re just a homebody who never budges from your living room but wonders how your tax dollars are being used for transportation, we’ll explain how transportation policy makes a difference in your life.

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