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CarTube Underground Transit Concept | Autoblog Minute

Designed to be green and efficient PLP Architecture firm says the CarTube can better connect cities.

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Labor strike cripples London Underground

A strike has decimated the London Underground, a service used by some 4 million people each day. The result? 833 miles of traffic jams, according to TomTom.

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Hong Kong's subway system makes $2B in annual profit [w/video]

The Hong Kong subway system makes $2 billion in annual profit thanks in large part to the fact that it controls the land that its stations are situated on. Fares still support the system's operating costs.

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Leap brings startup culture to SF buses [w/video]

Several startups in San Francisco are trying to bring a luxury experience to mass transit with fleets of highly upgraded buses that offer things like waiters onboard to deliver snacks. Could these companies be bad for the city, though?

Ditching your car could save you over $10,000 a year

APTA says the biggest savings are available to NYC residents

Looking to line your pockets with some extra cash? Perhaps it's time to give up driving. A sobering report from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) says that people using public transit in the 20 cities with the most riders save an average of $848 dollars a month, or $10,181 a year. Riders in New York see the greatest bene

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Americans taking public transit at highest rate in 57 years

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

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If you think your commute stinks, this overloaded bus says it could be worse

Havana, Cuba is well known for its collection of vintage American cars. But even with a classic Chevrolet or Ford on every corner, personal vehicle ownership on the communist island nation is still Brandon Turkus

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Peak Car is so 2004, now get on your bike and ride

So, the US metropolitan areas with the largest percentage jump in commuters that bike to work are Portland, Madison, San Francisco and Denver. Now that we've gotten the "no duh" portion of the US Public Interest Research Group's (PIRG) recent study on urban driving habits out of the way, we can dig further into a report that argues that we're about nine years past the year when "peak car" happened.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Releases Details Of Hyperloop Alpha High-Speed Tube Transit System

For a little over a year Tesla and SpaceX visionary Elon Musk has been talking about a revolutionary new way to travel called Hyperloop. Today he announced his designs in a 57-page document, ending months of speculation by the public and media alike.

Zero To 4,000 Miles Per Hour In 3 Minutes: Hyperloop Tubes Could Make It Possible

Lately, Elon Musk seems to be challenging every preconceived notion of transportation. First, he took the auto industry by storm when he introduced the electric-powered Tesla Roadster and later the all-electric Model S sedan, dubbed the Christopher McGraw

Profound New Designs Imagine Penn Station As The Building Of The Future

While New York's Penn Station certainly doesn't look like a modern building now, it soon could be the building of the future.

Geneva Uses Flash Charging To Recharge Electric Buses In 15 Seconds

Public bus systems have changed quite a bit in the past few decades.

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A 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.

DOT announces $104.1-million clean-fuel transit initiative

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced that transit authorities can duke it out for a share of $101.4 million in federal funds by proposing innovative projects that promote the use of "clean fuels" for public transit. Says Secretary LaHood:

Reconsider driving on "Dump The Pump" day

Will you dump the pump today? That question comes from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council in recognition of the sixth annual "Dump the Pump" day.

Revolutionary Pod Transit Could Come To Detroit At No Cost To Taxpayers

Would you believe someone if they said they could revolutionize a city's public transit with no cost to taxpayers? Well that's exactly what Jerry Sanders, chairman and CEO of SkyTran, has proffered Detroit's local government. But, so far, officials haven't expressed much interest in the game-changing idea.

Study: $5/gallon gas could overload public transit system in U.S.

Recently, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) predicted that rising gasoline prices could lead to a savings of $14,376 for commuters in New York City who choose to switch from personal to public transportation. However, keeping that amount of coin in one's bank account may not be as simple as it first seems.

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