Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: A Look at Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Airline Industry
September 27, 2013
Pennsylvaniaâ€™s Department of Transportation officials recently announced a weight limit on vehicles crossing over 1,000 aging and crumbling bridges across the state. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has struggled in its quest to secure funding for expansion and maintenance. And the nationâ€™s airlines are reigning in costs by consolidating and raising fares. In this hour of Radio Times weâ€™ll look at the aging infrastructure and economic challenges of our regionâ€™s and nationâ€™s transportation systems. Weâ€™ll talk to Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation BARRY SCHOCH about the Commonwealthâ€™s roadways, JEFF KNUEPPEL about SEPTAâ€™s â€śdoomsday budgetâ€ť and worst-case scenario plan, and BILL SAPORITO, assistant editor of TIME Magazine, on rising fees in the airline industry and what travelers can expect this fall.