Blueprint America

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PBS Premiered Sep 27, 2008 Unknown

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  • Choke Point

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    4/21/09

    Chicago has been a freight rail hub for the past 150 years, but an outdated layout often makes it a bottleneck for the country's shipping network. Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr reports on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.moreless
  • Cleaning Coal

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    4/9/09

    NOW on PBS and Blueprint America explore if America's most affordable and abundant energy resource can be produced without an adverse effect to the environment.
  • Public Transit Faces New Pressures

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    3/10/09

    As the economy has slumped, Americans have increasingly turned to mass transit, putting new pressure on transit agencies. Correspondent Rick Karr examines the budgetary issues facing public transit.
  • Transit in Trouble, Part One

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    3/10/09

    In the first segment of a two part report for Blueprint America, correspondent Rick Karr looks at the budgetary issues facing public transit.
  • Transit in Trouble, Part Two

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    3/10/09

    Amid the country's economic crisis, some public transit agencies have found themselves linked to complex financial deals that have since soured. In the final segment of a two part report for Blueprint America, correspondent Rick Karr looks at the fallout of these arrangements.moreless
  • Financial Meltdown Hurts Public Transit

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    3/9/09

    Amid the country's economic crisis, some public transit agencies have found themselves linked to complex financial deals that have since soured. Rick Karr reports on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
  • Paul Krugman's Big Fix

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    12/30/08

    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.
  • Singapore Curbs Traffic with Automatic Tolls

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    10/25/08

    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 Ayer and correspondent Daljit Dhaliwal report, the automatic fees take a toll on Singapore's commuters.moreless
  • The Big Dig

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    10/17/08

    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.
  • Return to Sender

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    10/16/08

    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.moreless
  • Nowhere to Grow

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    10/15/08

    The NewsHour's Senior Correspondent Ray Suarez reports with Blueprint America on how the exurb of Buckeye, Arizona continues to grow with no boundaries.
  • The Price of Decay

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    10/13/08

    Ray Suarez hits the road for a close-up look at America's crumbling roads and bridges.
  • America in Gridlock: Louisiana & the Stimulus

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    10/13/08

    While some states are looking everywhere for funding as revenues fall, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is thinking twice about taking stimulus money from the federal government. Even as the state's infrastructure is reeling, he tells Blueprint America that there are consequences to unchecked government borrowing and spending.moreless
  • Driven to Despair

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    10/9/08

    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. NOW on PBS, with Blueprint America, examines this crisis through the example of southern California.moreless
  • The Ride: How the Transportation Bill Becomes a Law (Part One)

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    Blueprint America correspondent Miles O'Brien in a web report on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where at some point a new transportation bill will be debated and voted on.
  • The Ride: How the Transportation Bill Becomes a Law (Part Two)

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    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.
  • The Ride: Rep Jim Oberstar

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    Blueprint America correspondent Miles O'Brien with the man with the plan himself, Chairman Jim Oberstar of Minnesota on why his transportation bill is what America needs, especially during the Great Recession.
  • The Ride: Rep. Earl Blumenauer

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    Blueprint America correspondent Miles O'Brien with Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D., OR) on the other issues facing the transportation bill once Congress and the Administration come to terms on how to move forward.
  • The Ride: Elana Schor (Part Two)

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    Blueprint America correspondent Miles O'Brien closes with another interview with the Capitol Hill Streetblogger Elana Schor in a look at the varying meanings of change when Congress takes up the transportation bill.
  • Conversation: Revitalizing the center region of Pennsylvania (Part Four)

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    Panelists include Harrisburg University President Dr. Mel Schiavelli, Jacksonville Florida's Blueprint for Prosperity original manager Dr. Jarik Conrad, and CEOs for Cities President Carol Coletta.
  • Conversation: Revitalizing the center region of Pennsylvania (Part One)

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    Panelists include Harrisburg University President Dr. Mel Schiavelli, Jacksonville Florida's Blueprint for Prosperity original manager Dr. Jarik Conrad, and CEOs for Cities President Carol Coletta.
  • A tax on miles, not gas

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    In a report from The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, some states are experimenting with controversial new taxes to pay for highway construction.
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