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9World's smallest car unloaded by hand from Isle of Man train

You think a Mini Cooper is small? The Fiat 500? Smart Fortwo? Those are positively gigantic compared to the Peel P50.

50Are America's railroads snubbing car shipments?

Building a car, delivering it to a dealer and then selling to a consumer represents an enormous and elaborate process that relies on the seamless and often invisible work of many parts. The use of railways represents a huge part of that process, but according to a new report from Automotive News, automakers are getting rather upset with rail companies over delays in their shipping process.

15This converted pickup explored 6,000 miles of abandoned Mexican railways

There has always been something singularly romantic about train travel, what with its steady speed and constant sound. Mexican artists Ivan Puig and Andrés Padilla Domene felt the pull of the rails, but since Mexico privatized its railways in 1995, passenger travel has essentially disappeared. They didn't let that discourage them, though. Instead, they pushed ahead to create their own way to explore the country's roughly 6,000 miles of abandoned tracks.

79Landslide In Baltimore Tosses Cars Onto Railroad Tracks

Residents warned the city for years

A century-old retaining wall in Baltimore washed away Wednesday afternoon after a month of rainy weather, sending an unstable street, six cars, and street lights 30-feet onto the train track below.

18BMW designs new subway for Kuala Lumpur

Between the unfortunate saga of flight MH370 and the grand prix this weekend, Malaysia has been on our radar more than usual lately. And now the Southeast Asian country has popped up again, once more related to transportation issues, as Kuala Lumpur is working on a new subway system. Which isn't something we'd normally care about, but this subway just happens to have been designed by BMW.

96Americans taking public transit at highest rate in 57 years

In 2013, Americans took a record 10.7 billion trips on public transit.

71Tiny train collides with actual car to surprising effect

Let this video be a lesson that no matter how small – or deserted – train tracks appear to be, you should never stop on them. The video was shot this week at Hermann Park in Houston, TX as families rode around the sprawling park in a scaled-down train. For some reason (we suspect waiting for a parking spot), the driver of this Honda Accord stopped on the tracks, and the train did not have enough time to stop as it rounded the corner and found its path blocked by the ill-positioned ca

11Honda gunning for world's longest Rose Parade float

Honda has participated in the annual Rose Parade for the past 53 years and returns this year as the presenting sponsor for the fourth time running. But it's not satisfied merely putting its name on the event; Honda intends to lead from the front with what promises to be the longest float in the parade's long history.

37Woman Hit By Two Trains While Running From Police

Driver survived crash; her Mercedes-Benz did not

A woman in Utah was hit by not one, but two trains while evading police this weekend.

25Nissan Leaf EVs get free rides on SCNF trains in France

Being able to ship your electric vehicle up the California coast or down the Eastern Seaboard for summer vacation for free isn't exactly an option for us Americans, but the French can sure brag about doing something similar.

AddFord scion invests in Masabi, makers of public transportation ticket app

If you've ever wanted to joke about something that would make Henry Ford roll over in his grave, this could be the time. The automaker's founder's great-grandson appears to be staking some of his financial future on train tickets.

367This Tragedy Could Have Been Easily Prevented

Chicago-area mom drove around gates at railroad crossing, dies in collision with train

Gates were down and functioning properly at the railroad crossing, according to witnesses. Tristan Hicks Williams, 26, drove her minivan around them anyway.

AddSome cars to be as clean as electric train travel by 2020

Ex-Ford engineer Richard Parry-Jones is now chairman-designate of the UK's Network Rail. Having looked into the futures of both car and train development, he believes that by the end of this decade the most Earth-friendly internal-combustion engine cars will be about as polluting, on a per-passenger basis, as high-speed electric trains.

23Some cars to be as clean as electric train travel by 2020

Ex-Ford engineer Richard Parry-Jones is now chairman-designate of the UK's Network Rail. Having looked into the futures of both car and train development, he believes that by the end of this decade the most Earth-friendly internal-combustion engine cars will be about as polluting, on a per-passenger basis, as high-speed electric trains.

14Vehicle hauler shortage to threaten new car sales?

New car sales have endured all manner of impediments since The Great Recession began in 2008, and for various reasons including everything from restricted lending by banks to strikes and Acts of God. Next up among the bugbears could be a shortage of car haulers, which were pulled from active duty when there simply weren't cars to haul.

AddA lack of public transit means you're less likely to have a job

Does no access to public transit mean no jobs? That's the argument that Adie Tomer makes in a report compiled for the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program.

AddChina's tragic train crash may change nation's electric vehicle strategy

At least 40 passengers, including two Americans, were killed in a terrible crash of a Chinese bullet train on July 23. The "official" cause of the devastating crash was ruled a lightning strike, though reactions from authorities have raised doubts.

50BMW DesignworksUSA previews updated San Francisco subway

BMW's product portfolio has expanded far beyond the sports sedans and cabriolets of old to include all manner of vehicles. But a subway train? You betcha.

31BMW DesignworksUSA gets on track with San Francisco BART contract

BMW: Bus, Metro, Walk. That was the tongue-in-cheek acronym we used to refer to public transport back in Montreal where this blogger grew up, but it's San Francisco that's about to have its underground mass transit system overhauled by BMW.

AddGive up your car, get free public transportation

Would you ever surrender your car? We don't mean to trade in your gas-guzzler for a high mileage vehicle, or swap your Toyota Prius for a Nissan Leaf, or even agree to trundling around in a G-Wiz. In this case, we're talking going automotive cold turkey. What would it take for you to make that jump? Would a lifetime of free public transportation do it for you?

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