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    Alaska Highway

    This U.S. Army Signal Corps film documents the difficult task of building a 1,500 mile highway through the Canadian wilderness as a World War II supply route from the lower 48 states to…

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    Highway Infrastructure

    Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), the ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA), chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure…

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    Infrastructure Spending

    Speakers that included transportation and public policy experts talked about transportation infrastructure priorities and funding challenges.. They focused on President Trump’s $1 trillion…

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    Autonomous Vehicles

    Driverless vehicle technology experts and government consultants talked about driverless, shared and electric vehicles-- and the future of transportation. The discussion took place shortly…

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    The 66 Kid

    Bob Boze Bell talked about his book The 66 Kid: Raised on the Mother Road: Growing Up on Route 66, the World’s Most Famous Two-Lane Blacktop, in which he recalls his life in Kingman, Arizona, located on…

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    Development of Parkways and Freeways

    Professor Heidi Hohmann talked about the rise of automobiles and the creation of roads leading to and through parks, which became known as parkways, and how innovations made for those were later…

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    The American Road

    This 1953 film provides a history of road transportation in the United States featuring the early history of the Ford Motor Company. The documentary details Henry Ford’s first car, the 1896…

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    Billy, Alfred, and General Motors

    William Pelfrey talked about his book Billy, Alfred, and General Motors: The Story of Two Unique Men, a Legendary Company, and a Remarkable Time in American History, published by AMACOM. He…

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    Self-Driving Cars

    Christopher Hart spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about the development of self-driving cars, as well as recent safety incidents on trains, planes, and public transit. In his speech he…

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    Rise of Automobiles and American City Planning

    Peter Norton, history of technology professor at the University of Virginia, talked about “America’s love affair with the automobile,.” He spoke about the impact of cars on American cities…

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    Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum

    Derek Moore gave a tour of the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum and spoke about how Cleveland held the “Motor City” nickname before Detroit, Michigan. He spoke about Alexander Winton, who set up a factory in…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Would you pay more for better roads?”

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    Implementation of Highway Spending Bill

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx testified at a hearing on the implementation of the $305 billion Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which President Obama signed into…

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    Commercial Trucking at U.S.-Mexico Border

    A Mexican truck driver talked about his experiences working in the commercial trucking industry in an interview near the World Trade Bridge at the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas.…

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    Historic Route 66 in San Bernardino

    Nicholas Cataldo talked about the impact of U.S. Highway 66, also known as Route 66, on the city of San Bernardino, California. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016…

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    Driving Forward

    Driving Forward was the first-prize high school east division winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by Ben Miller, William Ederer, and Charles Gryder, tenth graders at…

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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Oversight

    Mark Rosekind testified at a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration oversight hearing. Many committee members' questions focused on NHTSA’s implementation of various safety mandates…

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    Car Crazy

    G. Wayne Miller talked about his book Car Crazy: The Battle for Supremacy between Ford and Olds and the Dawn of the Automobile Age, in which he looks at the beginnings of the American car…

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    Transportation Funding Bill

    Representative Darin LaHood (R-IL) talked about the deal reached on a transportation reauthorization bill, as well as his legislative priorities as a new member of Congress.

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    Highway Spending Bill

    Eugene Mulero spoke by phone about congressional negotiations over a long-term highway funding bill.

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