Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: A Look at Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Airline Industry


Pennsylvania’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 nation’s airlines are reigning in costs by consolidating and raising fares. In this hour of Radio Times we’ll look at the aging infrastructure and economic challenges of our region’s and nation’s transportation systems. We’ll talk to Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation BARRY SCHOCH about the Commonwealth’s roadways, JEFF KNUEPPEL about SEPTA’s “doomsday budget” 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.

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