PBS's Blueprint America Featuring America 2050



"Transit is the key to equity..."

Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City examines how Detroit, a symbol of America's diminishing status in the world, may come to represent the future of transportation and progress in America. The film, which features clips developed in partnership with America 2050 debuts nationally on PBS on February 8 at 10 pm (check local listings).

The special includes clips of a Chicago to Detroit high-speed rail journey produced by America 2050 and WNET -- a  prototype of how travel may be experienced in the future with  new transportation, energy and civic infrastructure.

Also featured is a research paper commissioned by America 2050 from Professor Robert Fishman, 1808 - 1908 - 2008: National Planning for America, in which Fishman relates the history of national planning in America.