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America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Power Struggle

Will green energy happen? Blueprint America -- with NOW on PBS -- looks at the reality of renewables -- energy generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, and rain.

Jan 15th, 2009

Pheonix debuts first light rail system

On Saturday, December 27, Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa, Arizona welcomed passengers aboard their brand-new light rail system. The 20-mile, $1.4 billion dollar rail system is a first for the state; until now, Phoenix had been the largest U.S. city without public trains.

Dec 31st, 2008

America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] The Wrong Track: 14 Stories Underground

Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr speaks with Edward Kennedy, Chief Tunnel Engineer of the East Side Access Tunnel in New York City, about the construction of the Long Island Railroad access tunnel that will run from Queens to Grand Central Station in Manhattan -- 140 feet underground.

Dec 15th, 2008

America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Beneath the North Texas Dirt: More Dirt in North Texas

Similar to Brett Shipp’s investigation on the ignorance of state regulators to design flaws in Texas' pipeline infrastructure, another local Texas television reporter, Will Ripley (NewsChannel 5), further explored faulty natural gas pipelines in the Rio Grande Valley.

Nov 21st, 2008

Infrastructure on the Ballot: California Bullet Train Funding

California voters approved $9.95 billion to fund a high-speed train network linking Southern California with the Bay Area.

Nov 5th, 2008

America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Nowhere to Grow

There are critical infrastructure decisions that need to be made in the American Southwest if it both wants to continue to expand and be able to support its current population. In the third segment of a five part series on infrastructure in the U.S., NewsHour Senior Correspondent Ray Suarez reports with Blueprint America on how the suburbs of Arizona grow with no boundaries.

Oct 15th, 2008

America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Driven to Despair

With gas prices spiking and home values crumbling, the American working class dream of a cheap commute to work from ever-appreciating houses on the fringes of suburbia has become more like an American nightmare.

Oct 10th, 2008

America in Gridlock: [TIMELINE] Driven to Despair: Los Angeles — City on the move

A history of transit in the Los Angeles area as the city modernized at the turn of the 20th Century through today.

Oct 10th, 2008

America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Driven to Despair: The Long Commute

Audel Vilda is struggling to reconcile high gas prices, a crushing drop in the value of his home and his desire to spend more time with his family.

Oct 10th, 2008
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