Transportation

New Questions About GM, Government Regulators And Consumer Safety

New Questions About GM, Government Regulators And Consumer Safety

April 2, 2014

GM chief Mary Barra and the top auto regulator answer questions on Capitol Hill on faulty ignition switches

Latest On Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight  370

Latest On Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

March 11, 2014

Seeking answers to what happened aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Doug Most: "The Race Underground: Boston, New York, And The Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway"

February 24, 2014

Diane and her guest discuss the rivalry between Boston and New York to build America's first subway. It was a competition that played out in an era not unlike our own: one filled with economic upheaval, job losses, bitter political tensions, and the question of America's place in the world.

The Dangers Of Shipping Crude Oil By Rail And Calls For New Safety Rules

January 27, 2014

Shipping crude oil by rail increased sharply in the past decade and the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended stricter safeguards. What new safety rules could mean for industry, population centers and the Keystone XL pipeline.

Dangers Of Texting While Driving

August 20, 2013

Texting while driving caused nearly 200,000 car accidents in 2011. Filmmaker Werner Herzog spotlights the problem with a new public service announcement.

The Mission To Fly A Solar-Powered Plane Around The World

The Mission To Fly A Solar-Powered Plane Around The World

June 19, 2013

In 1999, the Swiss explorer Bertrand Piccard became the first person to circumnavigate the globe in a balloon. The journey took three weeks but he almost didn’t make it, nearly running out of fuel. That close call inspired Piccard to...

Federal Aviation Administration Furloughs And Flight Delays

April 24, 2013

FAA furloughs of air traffic controllers are causing flight delays across the country. Diane and her guests discuss how the fight over budget cuts is affecting air travel.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

February 6, 2013

The only Republican in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet is stepping down. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood reflects on efforts to improve safety and consumer rights in the administration’s first term.

New York City Planning Commissioner, Amanda Burden

November 19, 2012

Diane talks with Amanda Burden about her work as the New York City Planning Commissioner and the challenges facing the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

U.S. Airlines And A Shortage Of Pilots

U.S. Airlines And A Shortage Of Pilots

November 15, 2012

U.S. airlines could soon be facing the biggest shortage of pilots in decades. How the industry is coping with mandatory retirement and stricter rules on flight experience.

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