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69Americans could waste $2.8 trillion being stuck in traffic by 2030

Sitting stopped in congested traffic might be one of the most frustrating feelings imaginable. You're trapped in your car unsure when things might pick up again, when all you really want is to get to your destination. Not only is this exasperating, it might be costing us all a huge pile of money.

29Think air travel is risky? Try driving a car

Aviation Is Safer, But Our Perceptions Of Risks Are Skewed

It was a terrible stretch for aviation.

42180,000 new vehicles are sitting, derailed by lack of transport trains

If you're planning on buying a new car in the next month or so, you might want to pick from what's on the lot, because there could be a long wait for new vehicles from the factory. Locomotives continue to be in short supply in North America, and that's causing major delays for automakers trying to move assembled cars.

18Hackers Can Tinker With Traffic Lights, Other Road Systems

New research shows how easy it is to infiltrate key traffic-control systems

The next time Gov. Chris Christie wants to create traffic problems on the George Washington Bridge, he may have more sophisticated options than an old-fashioned study.

121More details on Elon Musk's 4,000-mph Hyperloop travel tubes [w/video]

For anyone who thought the Tesla Model S was quick, company chief Elon Musk is thinking of a transportation alternative that could make his signature EV feel downright sloth-like. It's called the "Hyperloop."

3Obama Nominates Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx For DOT

A mayor who favors light rail and street-cars to run the nation's transportation system

President Obama is set today to nominate Charlotte, NC Mayor Anthony Foxx, a man who is in process of bringing electrified street cars to his city, as the new Secretary of Transportation.

273This 192-wheel vehicle is carrying nuclear waste to Utah right now

In light of Japan's Fukushima disaster, the future of nuclear power is a topic of debate whenever alternative power sources are discussed. Whether you are for nuclear power or against it, one legacy of this technology will be the great lengths that governments and power companies must go to dispose of the spent fuel and other byproducts.

33Fuel Economy Of New Cars Reaches All-Time High In United States

6.1 billion gallons of gas have been saved in past 5 years

Fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the United States has reached an all-time high according to a University of Michigan study.

42Living in sprawl can cost you up to $10,000 extra a year

Yes, we already knew that living in a home that's far away from work or from city services can be costly because of transportation costs. Now, we have a slightly better idea of how costly.

28Strong majority of Americans support higher gas tax to improve roads

Think of it this way: a teenager cruising in a convertible down Pacific Coast Highway will probably be pretty big on smooth roads.

4Volvo's 'Tech World' might be shape of things to come, but it's hard to tell

Reveal just enough to keep things interesting.

AddIn Detail: YikeBike

It would be impossible to reinvent the wheel, but reinventing how we get around on one is exactly what small New Zealand-based YikeBike Ltd hopes to do. If you ever see one of these little YikeBikes, you'll quickly notice that it is ridden in a unique fashion. YikeBike hopes to do what the Segway couldn't: take human mobility full-circle.

AddWhy green cars matter: Climate change could cost $8 trillion by 2030

Why does widespread adoption of "green" vehicles matter? Well, according to a report released by consultancy group Mercer, along with the World Bank's International Finance Corporation, climate change will significantly impact the transportation, construction, and manufacturing industries over the course of the next 20 years. In fact, the report states that damages caused by climate change could cost over $8 trillion by 2030. We know that "green" vehicles won't curb climate change by themselves,

AddDHL Global Forwarding joins EPA Smartway Transport Partnership

DHL's Global Forwarding division has joined the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership. SmartWay is a collaboration between the EPA and the freight industry that was created back in 2004 with the aim of significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.

AddGen Y doesn't care about cars; will plug-ins attract them to buy one?

It looks like auto makers have a problem beyond the current state of the economy: Generation Y is pretty disinterested in cars and in buying vehicles and has a penchant for connected gadgets instead of vehicles. Why? The recession and increased concern over the environment are keeping teens and young adults from rushing to get their driver's license and purchasing their first vehicle. With a lot of young people unemployed and many parents facing economic hardships, the cost of car ownership is s

AddVideo: Slime mold could make U.S. roads more efficient

Physarum polycephalum, slime mold, makes map of U.S. – check out the videos after the jump

AddTransportation Secretary embraces bicycling, walking for a greener future

Right now, it seems impossible to imagine a day when bicycles and pedestrians can equally share the roads with cars and trucks in the U.S., but Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood aims to make that day a reality. Recently, LaHood announced a "major policy revision" that will treat cyclists and walkers with policies similar to automobiles. LaHood's goal is to refocus efforts on non-motorized transportation by adopting policies that will encourage more people to consider these alternative transpor

36It's not just California: Michigan wants to raise the gas tax, too

California isn't the only one taking aim at the pumps in an effort to raise state revenue. The Michigan state legislature is also proposing a hike in its gas tax that could potentially make its gas taxes the highest in the nation. The current nineteen cent per gallon tax on gas, and fifteen cent per gallon tax on diesel, would be replaced by a simple 18% tax on the wholesale prices of both. Michigan says that the state isn't earning enough now that people are driving less, and driving more fuel

26The Onion reports DOT creating new lane for reckless drivers

A new report from The Onion details a new Department Of Transportation initiative to give reckless drivers their own space on highways, thus freeing them from the drudgery of actually driving. The new lanes will be of a special bowl design to keep cars on the right track while obviating the need for things like steering. Once the national highway system is fully upgraded with these lanes, that impatient meathead with the misaimed headlight won't have to ride your bumper in his pickup anymore. He

30Jeremy Clarkson for Prime Minister? Public support increases

Some say his political views are frightening. Others say he's got a growing group of supporters. All we know is...he's called Jeremy Clarkson.

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