The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Motor Vehicles

Motor vehicles



Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (Transportation Dept.), Bus and Truck Standards and Operations, 1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E., #N64-330, 20590; (202) 366-5370. Chuck Horan, Director, (202) 366-2362.

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Regulates motor vehicle size and weight on federally aided highways; conducts studies on issues relating to motor carrier transportation; promotes uniformity in state and federal motor carrier laws and regulations.


For a listing of relevant congressional committees and subcommittees, please see page 753 or the Appendix.


American Assn. of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), 4401 Wilson Blvd., #700, Arlington, VA 22203-1753; (703) 522-4200. Anne S. Ferro, President. Press, (703) 908-2955.

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Web,, Twitter, @AAMVAConnection and Facebook,

Membership: officials responsible for administering and enforcing motor vehicle and traffic laws in the United States and Canada. Promotes uniform ...

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