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All Posts Tagged With: "mass transit"

PBS NEWSHOUR
Profiles from the Recession: [VIDEO] Riding The Bus In Natchez, Miss.

A new and improved public transit system --funded with stimulus dollars -- helps the poor get to work in rural Mississippi.

Oct 1st, 2010

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
Profiles from the Recession: [OVERVIEW] Profiles from the Recession

PROFILES FROM THE RECESSION, a collection of BLUEPRINT AMERICA video and transcribed reports from the field, looks at recovery from this Recession with stories on transportation and the country's infrastructure (its planning, design, and livability).

May 22nd, 2010

THE DIG
Cowboys don’t ride buses

The Dallas Cowboys left town for a new stadium before the start of last year’s season. And the Dallas suburb of Irving, where the NFL team played from 1971 to 2008, is planning for life after football with a new transit-oriented development. At the same time, a new stadium just down the road has no transit access at all -- except for a one-day, temporary rail line to be built for Super Bowl Sunday next year.

Mar 31st, 2010

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
The Next American System: [VIDEO] The Transportation Cowboy

The city of Denver was first settled not by the lone frontiersman, but by a community that came together. Mayor John Hickenlooper, a candidate to succeed former Colorado Governor and current U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, had the same in mind when he expanded the metro region's light rail and mass transit system after he became mayor in 2003.

Jan 19th, 2010

THE DIG
Some transit stimulus now available for operating costs

When the stimulus bill was passed last February, it sent billions of dollars to the nation's mass-transit agencies. Still, the money was purposed for only new equipment and construction -- nothing to operate the systems, even as many are cutting service, laying off workers or raising fares.

Jun 30th, 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

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

THE DIG
Obama signs economic stimulus bill

As President Barack Obama signed the stimulus bill in Denver on Tuesday, it released the biggest influx of federal dollars since the Great Society program of President Lyndon B. Johnson.Unlike LBJ, President Obama – working with less of a Democratic majority – ultimately had to make significant concessions to Congressional moderates and Republicans to pass the bill.

Feb 17th, 2009

THE DIG
The Take Away: ‘The nation is heading towards a transit crisis’

Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr talks with The Take Away on public radio about the operating budget shortfall common to most of America’s mass transit systems, and if Congress’ stimulus plan will be able to help.

Feb 17th, 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: [VIDEO] Stimulus Roadblock?

President Barack Obama's stimulus money is about to be distributed, but will it be spent in the way it is intended?One alarming example: Mass transit. Cities and states, strapped for money, are cutting back on mass transit even as it becomes more popular with Americans. At the same time, President Obama is calling for increased mass transit as a necessary step toward energy independence.Blueprint America -- with NOW on PBS -- reports from North Carolina to see what the future holds for the country's mass transit systems in these financial times.

Feb 13th, 2009
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