The prospect of high-speed passenger rail has dominated discussions about reforming our transportation system. But advocates say freight rail could also transform our national infrastructure, pulling millions of long-haul trucks off the road every year. We explore what a major investment in freight rail technology could mean for the economy, and whether rail holds the power to take America back to the future.

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The Politics Hour — March 23, 2018

Friday, Mar 23 2018Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich is running for County Executive with public financing and plans to take on developers. Kim R. Ford is challenging fourteen-term Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for her seat. We talk to both of them about their campaigns and look at the biggest political news of the week.