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    Official: Willie bus concept turns walls into transparent LCD screens [w/video]
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    A rather clever mass-transit concept with a silly sounding name, the "Willie" bus by designer Tad Orlowski is intended to "transform city landscapes." With nothing displayed on the side-elevation transparent LCD screens, there's not much differentiating the Willie from a traditional bus - except ...

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    Video: Best bus stop ever makes public transportation way more interesting
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    For all the advantages public transportation offers, relying on your local bus is typically about as entertaining as taking in someone's lint collection. Telecommunications giant Qualcomm set out to remedy that scenario at one stop by switching out the bus schedule on the wall for a URL. ...

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    Video: Midttrafik commercial shows riding the bus is still cool
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    We can't remember ever seeing a commercial for a bus at all, much less one that was genuinely epic, but we can cross both those firsts off our bucket list thanks to an ad for Denmark's Midtraffik public bus system. Midttrafik wanted to make riding the bus cool, and the result is this 90-second ...

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    Report: Young motorists driving far less than even 10 years ago
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    A new study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group indicates Americans are driving less than they were a few years ago. That drop is largely thanks to young people. Those between the ages of 16 and 34 drove 23 percent fewer miles in 2009 than they did in 2001. While it's tempting to attribute ...

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    Video: Translogic looks at Detroit's transportation infrastructure
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    Sometimes it seems that the rest of the country takes some sort of not-so-secret delight from Detroit's slow but steady decay. The truth is, the sprawling municipality faces a swath of unique challenges that are only compounded by a dearth of resources. Look no further than the city's ...

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    Study: How much time and money does your city's traffic cost you?
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    It may feel like you spend half your life in traffic jams, but that's just a delusion. According to this very spiffy – and highly depressing – infographic from Carbuzz, even Chicagoans are spending less than two percent of their waking existence staring at someone's muffler. There. ...

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    Study: New Yorkers have longest commutes, also use public transport most
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    According to the American Community Survey conducted by the Census Bureau, "The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area had the longest average commute, at 34.6 minutes." We think that maybe more New Yorkers filled in the survey than anyone else. We can't help but think ...

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    Video: Italian bus driver fired for driving with elbows while using two phones
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    The Italians sure do know how to live. Their vehicles are more beautiful, their meals more delicious and their bus drivers more distracted. Just take a look at the video after the jump to see what we mean. While jostling through the hectic traffic of Rome (of course it's in Rome, where else?) ...

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    With rising gas prices, how much can you save using mass transit?
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    According to the American Public Transportation Association, gas prices have jumped by 28 cents per gallon in the last 10 days, bringing the national average up to a staggering $3.47/gallon. The new hike in prices means commuters can save an average of $9,904 annually – $825 per month ...

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    Is the Internet killing America's car culture?
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    The number of young drivers on the road these days is steadily declining, according to research compiled by Automotive News, and while that may mean you're less likely to get into a fender bender with a high school sophomore, it may also spell bad news for the automotive industry. The article ...

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    Study: Access to good public transportation can make foreclosures less likely
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    Would you believe that there's a connection between owning a car and having to foreclose on your home? A study by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that yes, indeed, there is. At least, a relationship was found in the three areas that the study looked at: San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL ...

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    Finally, a good reason to take the bus: BMW street furniture
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    BMW street furniture – Click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW's DesignworksUSA isn't new to the furniture game, but instead of having to take a plane or buy a yacht to sample the creative firm's wares, all you need to do is... take a bus. After two years of consultations with Landscape ...

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    DeLorean's stillborn 40-foot bus
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/DeLorean_s_stillborn_40_foot_bus'; Glomming onto a Federal program in the 1970s meant to spur the development of more accessible buses, DeLorean Motor Corporation saw a potential revenue stream. Not that the DMC 80 had anything to do with their now ...

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    Can the Superbus revolutionize public transport?
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    As we're all well aware, magnetic-levitation (maglev) trains have come under fire recently for being unsafe at high speeds. There are other alternatives, however, for next generation public transportation that's both fast and environmentally friendly. The Superbus is a project for a futuristic ...

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    VIDEO: Car takes public transportation
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    Traffic in many German cities is atrocious, and some people don't have the patience to wait for a train to show up and be herded on the rails like some sort of cattle. One particularly ballsy German decided to take his car and run the same track used by those public trains. We definitely don't ...

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    Survey: U.K. gas prices not high enough for switch to mass transit
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    As U.S. cities take a new look at mass transit services (anticipating increased demand following rising gas prices), transportation planners might want to take a look at a recent survey sponsored by U.K. insurer esure. The survey of U.K. drivers finds that gas prices would have to reach the ...

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    Midas crowns America's commuting king
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    Auto repair shop chain Midas has declared Dave Givens to be the ultimate road warrior, with a daily round trip of 372 miles, earning him the America's Longest Commute award. Every day, Givens drives from his 7.5-acre ranch in Mariposa, CA to his electrical engineering job at Cisco Systems in San ...

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    Top ten cities to live in the Day After (an oil crisis)
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    Sibling site Gadling has posted a list of the top 10 American cities to live in the event of an oil crisis. The data, complied by the website SustainLane, looked at such factors such as public transportation, 'sprawl', food sources, and even wireless access. SustainLane examined 50 cities then ...

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