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All Posts Tagged With: "Rick Karr"

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Zombie Highways

What do you call a highway program that just keeps going long after its original goals were achieved? A zombie highway. Blueprint America -- with The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer -- goes to Birmingham, Alabama, to look into the Northern Beltline, a road that will cost more than $3 billion, most of which will be paid for by taxpayers nationwide.

Aug 11th, 2009

THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Zombie Highways: How to build a Zombie Highway

An exchange with Phillip Wiedmeyer, a leading advocate for Birmingham's Northern Beltline, about the argument for more highway building in Alabama -- it's a how to on Zombie Higways.

Aug 10th, 2009

THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Zombie Highways: Highway vs. Nature

Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr in a web report from Alabama on the environmental impact of building highways, and the growth they can create.

Aug 10th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [REPORT] Choke Point: Freight rail improvements in Chicago get the green signal

Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr updates a NewsHour report on freight rail congestion in the Midwest as a third of a billion dollars in federal subsidies is on its way to the backlogged region.

Jul 15th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [REPORT] Choke Point: Getting to the Other Side of the Tracks

Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr on the impact of freight moving through communities.

Jun 11th, 2009

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

THE DIG
On the Grid

Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr on how the economic crisis may affect New York City's transit system.

Dec 19th, 2008

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
The Stance: Radio: The candidates on Internet infrastructure [Election 2008]

International studies have argued that Americans pay more than Europeans and Asians for significantly worse internet service. In the third segment of a four part Blueprint America radio series, a report on where John McCain and Barack Obama stand on bringing the country's Internet service up to speed.

Nov 4th, 2008

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