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  • Transportation Officials Testify on Infrastructure Funding and Modernization
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    Transportation Infrastructure

    State and local transportation officials testified at a hearing on transportation infrastructure needs and modernization efforts. The witnesses addressed urban and rural infrastructure needs,…

    370 views
  • Senate Committee Hears Testimony on Positive Train Control
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    Train Safety Control Implementation

    The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing to receive an update on the implementation of the safety technology known as positive train control (PTC). The hearing was requested…

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  • Hearing Focuses on Positive Train Control Implementation
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    Positive Train Control Implementation

    Members of a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee met to discuss the recent train accidents and whether transportation executives will be able to meet the December 31, 2018,…

    347 views
  • BO Railroad Museum
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    B&O Railroad Museum

    American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of historic railroad equipment, including stagecoaches and wagons used on the National Road, and…

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  • Senate Infrastructure Panel Holds Hearing on Freight Movement
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    Freight Movement

    Transportation experts testified at a hearing on the nation’s freight movement and its impact on the economy. The witnesses stressed the importance of their industry and also spoke about…

    362 views
  • BO Railroad and the Civil War
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    B&O Railroad and the Civil War

    Daniel Toomey toured the the historic roundhouse building of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. The museum was marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the…

    1,276 views
  • Railroads and Rail Cars
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    Railroads and Rail Cars

    Transportation curator Matt Anderson gave a tour of the railroad exhibit at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, and talked about the progression of American rail from the early…

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  • Northern Pacific Railroad
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    Northern Pacific Railroad

    Michael Sullivan talked about how the arrival of the transcontinental railway to Tacoma, Washington, shaped the small, Pacific Northwest town. In 1873, the Northern Pacific Railroad decided to make Tacoma…

    326 views
  • Railroad History in Vermont
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    Railroad History in Vermont

    Shelburne Museum Director of Preservation Chip Stulen highlighted items that tell the story of what traveling through Vermont by train would have been like in the early 1900s. The Shelburne Museum offerings…

    265 views
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    Turn and Jump

    Howard Mansfield talked about his book Howard Mansfield talked about his book Turn and Jump, in which he explains how the railroads invented time zones and their effect on the rest of the country. Measuring…

    326 views
  • emRails Around the Thumbem
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    Rails Around the Thumb

    T.J. Gaffney talked about his book Rails Around the Thumb, about the role of railroads in the development of Michigan’s “thumb” region and their impact on Thomas Edison’s life. C-SPAN’s Local Content…

    401 views
  • emRails To Paradiseem
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    Rails To Paradise

    Russell Holter talked about his book Rails to Paradise: the History of the Tacoma Eastern Railroad 1890 -1919, in which he traces the history of the Tacoma Eastern Railroad and its impact on the Puget Sound…

    206 views
  • Amtrak CEO Addresses National Press Club
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    Charles Moorman Remarks on Amtrak

    Charles Moorman, the outgoing president and CEO of Amtrak, talked about the future of the federally supported passenger railroad. He outlined Amtrak’s efforts to boost the reliability of services…

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  • Cato Institute Hosts Discussion on Infrastructure Spending
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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…

    332 views
  • Rise and Fall of the Railroad Industry
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    Rise and Fall of the Railroad Industry

    Rush Loving Jr. talked about the rise and fall of the railroad industry and shared anecdotes from his experience covering American railroads since the 1960s. He is the author of The…

    571 views
  • DC Metropolitan Area Transit System
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    D.C. Metropolitan Area Transit System

    Paul Wiedefeld gave an update on the troubled Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which operates the District of Columbia’s subway and bus system. He talked about how the agency…

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  • Promontory Summit
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    Promontory Summit

    David Kilton visited Promontory Summit, the site where the golden spike was struck completing construction on the Transcontinental Railroad. Construction of the Central Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad met at Promontory…

    442 views
  • Pueblo Railway Museum
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    Pueblo Railway Museum

    Ron Roach talked about Pueblo, Colorado’s railroad history. Located in southeastern Colorado, Pueblo has been a major rail center since the 1800s. Exhibits at the Pueblo Railway Museum focus on the five…

    237 views
  • Interurban Electric Rail
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    Interurban Electric Rail

    Professor Roger Grant talked about the history of American transportation and the rise of interurban electric rail at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century. Interurbans were…

    1,050 views
  • Secretary Foxx Testifies on Implementation of Highway Spending Bill
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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…

    435 views
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