Week of 8.28.09
Keep on Trucking?Would you pay more in taxes to fix roads and rail?
It appears that your computer does not have the Flash Player required to view NOW videos. Visit Adobe to download and install the latest version of the Flash Player.The majority of American goods are transported by trucks, even though freight trains are greener and more fuel-efficient. Where should America be placing its bets for moving our economy and what would you personally sacrifice for it?
This week, Correspondent Miles O'Brien looks at the contemporary needs, challenges, and solutions for transporting vital cargo across America, and how those decisions affect the way you live, work, and travel.
This program is part of a PBS-wide series on the country's infrastructure called "Blueprint America."
American Society of Civil Engineers: Report Card for America's Infrastructure
Blueprint America: Interviews with Rep. Jim Oberstar and
Rep. John Mica on the House Transportation Bill
Blueprint America/The NewsHour: Choke Point
A report from Chicago on the state of America's freight rail network.
NOW: Driven to Despair
The high price people are paying, in both dollars and quality of life, just to get to work.
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