What do you call a highway program that just keeps going long after its original goals were achieved? A zombie highway. Blueprint America and the PBS NewsHour go to Birmingham, Alabama, to look into the Northern Beltline, a road which will be paid for by taxpayers nationwide.
The Ride: Elana Schor (Part One)Airing 02/08/10: Beyond the Motor CityCity Creek CenterKeep on Trucking?Zombie HighwaysZombie Highways: What about the environment?Zombie Highways: Birmingham and the Northern BeltlineChoke PointChoke Point: The Third RailCleaning CoalPublic Transit Faces New PressuresTransit in Trouble, Part OneTransit in Trouble, Part TwoFinancial Meltdown Hurts Public TransitStimulus Roadblock?The Big FixPaul Krugman's Big FixOff the RailsSingapore Curbs Traffic with Automatic TollsThe Big Dig
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