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The Ride: Elana Schor (Part One) Air date: 03-01-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2247675570/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Blueprint America correspondent Miles O'Brien with Streetsblog Capitol Hill reporter Elana Schor on why transportation legislation matters, especially as Congress will eventually put forward a new bill. /episodes/get/1103 /episode/1103 Blueprint America: The Ride: Elana Schor (Part One) /episode-player/1103
Beyond the Motor City Air date: 02-08-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1409024983/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City examines how Detroit, a symbol of America's diminishing status in the world, may come to represent the future of transportation and progress in America. /episodes/get/1079 /episode/1079 Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City /episode-player/1079
The Power House Air date: 01-25-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1395460902/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Detroit has emptied -- built for 2 million people, it now has half that number. Nearly one-third of the land is unused, and some 80,000 homes are vacant. Still, one local couple sees potential. They are building the 'Power House'. /episodes/get/1101 /episode/1101 Blueprint America: The Power House /episode-player/1101
The Stop at Visalia Air date: 01-15-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1386919763/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Blueprint America follows a California mayor as he lobbies for a high speed rail stop in his town. /episodes/get/1104 /episode/1104 Blueprint America: The Stop at Visalia /episode-player/1104
Spain: The Next American System? Air date: 01-15-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1386912017/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Norman Anderson, President and CEO of CG/LA Infrastructure (a Washington, D.C. based consulting group) explains how Spain has been able to finance its infrastructure build out, and what America has to learn. /episodes/get/1096 /episode/1096 Blueprint America: Spain: The Next American System? /episode-player/1096
The Crises Air date: 01-15-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1386891294/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Eric Rauchway, professor of history at the University of California, Davis, makes the case that it was the Civil War set the stage for the Transcontinental Railroad; that it was the Great Depression that made possible the public works projects of the New Deal. But, will the current American crisis... /episodes/get/1100 /episode/1100 Blueprint America: The Crises /episode-player/1100
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Return to Sender
America's ports are its economic lifeline to the rest of the world, and are in danger of becoming a hindrance to our nation's success. NewsHour's Senior Correspondent Ray Suarez visits one of the nation's busiest: New Orleans.
Air date: 10/17/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1117893734/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false America's ports are its economic lifeline to the rest of the world, and are in danger of becoming a hindrance to our nation's success. NewsHour's Senior Correspondent Ray Suarez visits one of the nation's busiest: New Orleans. /episodes/get/1092 /episode/1092 Blueprint America: Return to Sender /episode-player/1092
The Big Dig
Boston's Big Dig is an example of what to do right and, at the same time, what not to do when it comes to large urban infrastructure projects.
Air date: 10/18/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1117901102/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Boston's Big Dig is an example of what to do right and, at the same time, what not to do when it comes to large urban infrastructure projects. /episodes/get/1098 /episode/1098 Blueprint America: The Big Dig /episode-player/1098
Singapore Curbs Traffic with Automatic Tolls
Singapore was the first country in the world to implement Electronic Road Pricing (ERP), an electronic toll collection system which aims to reduce traffic and indeed, less than 30 percent of Singaporeans now own cars. Despite Singapore's successes, as World Focus producers Mary Lockhart and Ara...
Air date: 10/26/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1114493504/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Singapore was the first country in the world to implement Electronic Road Pricing (ERP), an electronic toll collection system which aims to reduce traffic and indeed, less than 30 percent of Singaporeans now own cars. Despite Singapore's successes, as World Focus producers Mary Lockhart and Ara... /episodes/get/1095 /episode/1095 Blueprint America: Singapore Curbs Traffic with Automatic Tolls /episode-player/1095
Off the Rails
Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr, in a segment on New York Voices on Channel Thirteen - New York, goes 14 stories below 63rd Street and 2nd Avenue in New York City, in a subway tunnel that the MTA (New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority) is building to bring Long Island railroad...
Air date: 12/16/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1114540579/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr, in a segment on New York Voices on Channel Thirteen - New York, goes 14 stories below 63rd Street and 2nd Avenue in New York City, in a subway tunnel that the MTA (New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority) is building to bring Long Island railroad... /episodes/get/1089 /episode/1089 Blueprint America: Off the Rails /episode-player/1089
Paul Krugman's Big Fix
Blueprint America -- with host David Brancaccio (NOW on PBS) -- interviews economist Paul Krugman on the effect a stimulus in infrastructure spending will have on the American economy.
Air date: 12/31/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1365331233/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Blueprint America -- with host David Brancaccio (NOW on PBS) -- interviews economist Paul Krugman on the effect a stimulus in infrastructure spending will have on the American economy. /episodes/get/1090 /episode/1090 Blueprint America: Paul Krugman's Big Fix /episode-player/1090
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