Documentary: The Race Underground

"The Race Underground," a documentary film in the American Experience series, tells the story of the building of Boston's subway, the first in the U.S. Check out pictures of Boston Then and Now too. The film premiers on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 9:00pm EST. If you aren't able to catch it that evening, you …

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Oral Histories in Commercial Aviation

Over the past few years, DePaul University College of Law has conducted and shared several interviews with aviation decision makers and policy makers, resulting in a multifaceted oral history of U.S. commercial aviation in the second half of the 20th century. Check out the conversations: A Conversation With Alfred Kahn A Conversation With Michael Levine …

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55 Years Later – Chicago’s Circle Interchange

A new report by transportation historian Andy Plummer summarizes the 1955-62 period in which the Circle Interchange was built examines how "the designers had to fit this facility into the existing environment while connecting three new limited access highways." It's timely because the facility -- now known as the Jane Byrne Interchange -- is undergoing …

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Museum of the Month: National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian)

Perhaps you are one of the over 15 000 people attending the TRB's annual meeting being held this week in Washington D.C. If so, why not take the time to vist either of both of the National Air and Space Museum buildings.  While the downtown site (Independance Ave  & 6th Street SW, L'enfant Plaza Metro …

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