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The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [REPORT] Choke Point: Gone Electric — The Rise and Fall of America’s First Electric Freight Line

Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr on the viability of electric rail in America.

May 7th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Choke Point

Blueprint America -- with The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer -- in a two part report looks at the bottlenecks of America's freight rail network, and the communities the trains intersect.

Apr 22nd, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Choke Point: The Third Rail

Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr interviews Edward Hamberger, President and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), about the state of freight rail in America today, as well as its future. The AAR represents the interests of the major freight railroads in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and Amtrak.

Apr 22nd, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Transit in Trouble (1 of 2)

As the economy slumps, Americans have increasingly turned to mass transit, putting new pressure on the agencies that run our buses, trains and subways. In the first segment of a two part report for Blueprint America, correspondent Rick Karr looks at how to operate a transit system with no money. Already, 60 transit agencies nationwide have proposed fare increases, service cuts, or both.

Mar 11th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Transit in Trouble (2 of 2)

With transit agencies running in the red, some have found themselves linked to complex financial deals -- in the hopes of creating new revenue sources -- that have since soured as a result of the Recession, potentially leaving cash strapped systems owing millions more in debt. In the final segment of a two part report for Blueprint America, correspondent Rick Karr looks at the fallout of these arrangements as, in many cases, it's not just money but the safety of riders at risk. (Part 2 of 2)

Mar 11th, 2009

THE DIG
Public Works: Map: Transportation and Infrastructure stimulus funding by state

A breakdown of Transportation and Infrastructure stimulus funding by state.

Mar 5th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [REPORT] Infrastructure of the stimulus plan: $8.4 billion in Mass Transit spending

A breakdown of provisions and funding requirements for mass transit in The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Feb 20th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [MAP] Major mass transit operating budgets

A look at America's top mass transit systems - from budget deficits to finding new revenue sources to how agencies will manage both. Also, find out how each agency plans to use federal funds from the economic stimulus.

Feb 13th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [REPORT] Infrastructure of the stimulus plan: Overall public works spending

What has often been referenced as a new New Deal, similar to initiatives instituted during the Great Depression, the following is a breakdown of federal funds from Congress' economic stimulus devoted to projects or spending that is related to or will affect infrastructure in the U.S.

Feb 12th, 2009
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