Transportation History in the Arts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLCjVKemTA0 It's not often that an event in the history of transportation turns up as the subject of a work of art, especially in a full length ballet.  But it does happen.  A happy example is a recent work, Sunset, o639 Hours, choreographed by Matthew Neenan with original music by New Zealand composer Rosie Langabeer.  …

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Politics Across the Hudson:  An Extraordinary Accomplishment and an Abject Failure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PltWbA1aBhI Rutgers University Press has just released a new book "Politics Across the Hudson: The Tappan Zee Megaproject."  Philip Mark Plotch, political science professor at Saint Peter's University, offers a behind-the-scenes perspective on the contentious planning and politics behind New York's first major new crossing in more than 50 years. For more than three decades, …

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Book: “Texas Takes Wing”

Book: "Texas Takes Wing: A Century of Flight in the Lone Star State" By Barbara Ganson, University of Texas Press, 2014. From the publisher's website: "Tracing the hundred-year history of aviation in Texas, aviator and historian Barbara Ganson brings to life the colorful personalities that shaped the phenomenally successful development of this industry in the …

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Transportation History in the City of San Francisco

The San Francisco Chronicle, Northern California’s daily newspaper is running a series on the history of San Francisco.  The series covered San Francisco’s transportation history recently and the marked progress that has been made in moving people, goods and services around the city by the bay.  See the link below for more information and photos …

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