Christopher Barkan

Dec. 06, 2013

Would More Technology Mean Safer Trains?

Seventy thousand miles of track will need to be outfitted with "positive train control" technology by 2015.

positive train control, christopher barkan, metro north

Jul. 13, 2012

The Nuts and Bolts of High-Speed Rail

After years on the slow track, America’s high-speed rail may finally be building momentum.

high-speed rail, transportation, California, engineering, civil engineering, railroad, trains, high-speed trains

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\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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