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  • Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic on Passenger and Freight Rail System
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    Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic on Passenger and Freight Rail System

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on passenger and freight rail. Amtrak President and CEO William Flynn testified that…

    594 views
  • History of the CO Canal
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    Chesapeake and Ohio Canal History

    Cassandra Sohyda toured and talked about the history of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. During the course of a boat ride through one of the few remaining operating…

    3,135 views
  • emAir Transportationem
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    Air Transportation

    This short film shows the variety of workers needed in the growing 1940s airline industry including in reservations, maintenance, sales, weather, and flight crews. The film is one of a…

    420 views
  • Amtrak CEO Anticipates Need for More than 4 Billion in FY 2021
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    House Hearing on Amtrak's Response to COVID-19

    William Flynn, Amtrak president and CEO, said the nation’s rail service will need more than $4 billion in additional federal funding for fiscal year 2021 in order to stay afloat, keep employees,…

    666 views
  • Transportation Department Confirmation Hearing
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    Transportation Department Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a confirmation hearing for positions in the Transportation Department, and the boards of Surface Transportation and Amtrak. Democrats on…

    451 views
  • Boeing 737 Max Crashes and Aviation Safety
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    Boeing 737 Max Crashes and Aviation Safety

    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Stephen Dickson testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Technology Committee about airplane safety standards and oversight. The committee was investigating…

    1,045 views
  • emGhost Roadem
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    Ghost Road

    City planning expert Anthony Townsend discussed the future of autonomous vehicles. This event was hosted by Town Hall Seattle.

    439 views
  • House Science Hearing on Air Travel During Coronavirus Pandemic
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    House Science Hearing on Air Travel During Coronavirus Pandemic

    A House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee held a virtual hearing to discuss the role of research and development to support air travel safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. Among…

    303 views
  • Coronavirus and Air Travel Safety
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    Coronavirus and Air Travel Safety

    The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Aviation and Maritime Security held a virtual hearing on the safety of air travel during the coronavirus pandemic. Representatives from the U.S.…

    397 views
  • US Automobile History
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    U.S. Automobile History

    Historian Dan Albert talked about his book, Are We There Yet?: The American Automobile Past, Present, and Driverless, in which he chronicles the history of U.S. autos and argues against…

    611 views
  • Senate Panel Examines Coronavirus Pandemic Impact on Transportation and Critical Infrastructure
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    Impact of COVID-19 on Transportation and Infrastructure

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on surface transportation and critical infrastructure. Several transportation…

    355 views
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
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    NASA Glenn Research Center

    Anne Mills talked about the origins of NASA’s third research facility, the Glenn Research Center, and how it transitioned from an aviation research facility into NASA’s engine research facility. She also…

    672 views
  • World War I US Railroad Operations
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    World War I U.S. Railroad Operations

    Historian Rudolph Daniels talked about his book, The Great Railroad War: United States Railway Operations During World War I. He argued that the ability to move troops, equipment and…

    407 views
  • Discussion on Aviation and Space Exploration
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    Aviation and Space Exploration

    John Norberg talked about the role Purdue University has played in the history of flight and aeronautical engineering in the United States. Mr. Norberg spoke about major aviation events in the country and…

    138 views
  • Coronavirus Impact on the Aviation Industry
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    Coronavirus Impact on the Aviation Industry

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the aviation industry. Several airline industry representatives…

    1,038 views
  • Washington Journal Sara Nelson Discusses Airlines Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic
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    Sara Nelson on Airlines' Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, talked about how airlines were responding to the coronavirus pandemic and what was being done to keep…

    615 views
  • Historian Gretchen Sorin Discusses emDriving While Blackem
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    Driving While Black

    Historian Gretchen Sorin looked at how the introduction of the automobile impacted the lives of African Americans, providing a new freedom that was supported by black-owned businesses and…

    651 views
  • First HalfCentury of Aviation
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    First Half-Century of Aviation

    Jeremy Kinney gave a tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., and showed some of the museum’s one-of-a-kind artifacts that tell the story of the first…

    978 views
  • President Trump Celebrates Americas Truck Drivers During Coronavirus Pandemic
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    President Trump Meeting with Truckers

    President Trump hosted truck drivers at the White House to mark the role the industry has played during the coronavirus pandemic. The president and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao…

    15,037 views
  • Washington Journal Ian Jefferies Discusses Railroads and the Coronavirus Pandemic
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    Ian Jefferies on Railroads and the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Association of American Railroads President Ian Jefferies talked about railroad freight and passenger travel during coronavirus.

    1,256 views
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