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Private rail tries for comeback in Florida

Aug 22, 2012
A private firm will offer service between Miami and Orlando, trying to prove that private rail service can compete with Amtrak.
Posted In: railroad, Florida, Transportation, Amtrak

Commuter Nation: How America gets to work

Jul 13, 2012
The majority of Americans still drive alone in a car to and from work. But in cities and states across the nation, the commuter population is turning to carpools, public transportation, walking, and bikes.
Posted In: commute, transporation

Apple's iOS Maps leaves off transit lines

Jun 20, 2012
Public transportation advocates are miffed that Apple has left off directions to bus and train stops from its new mapping software.
Posted In: apple, maps, Transit

'Supercommuters' board airplanes to get to work

May 18, 2012
Think your commute is long? Turns out a rapidly growing number of commuters are flying to get to work.
Posted In: commute, planes, employment, Jobs

Citibank spins publicity with NYC bikeshare

May 14, 2012
Citibank is sponsoring New York City's new bike rental program. It's a two-wheeled marketing opportunity.
Posted In: Citibank, bike, bike sharing

Techies on the cutting edge... of bike commuting

Feb 22, 2012
Biking to work has become part of the culture for many tech companies.
Posted In: bike, bicycles, Google, foursquare, Tech

Bike-share system to roll out on New York City streets

Sep 14, 2011
New York joins other big U.S. cities to create short-term bike rentals. But the complicated logistics can make officials' heads spin.
Posted In: Transportation

Houston wants to turn off red light cameras

Aug 19, 2011
Frustrated Houston residents want traffic light cameras to disappear. This follows L.A.'s decision last month to switch off its cameras
Posted In: Transportation

More toll roads and higher tolls for U.S. drivers

Jul 29, 2011
Cities across the nation are opening more toll roads and raising prices at existing ones to help supplement tight budgets.
Posted In: Transportation

Bicycles become trendy marketing tool

Jun 9, 2011
As more cities get bike lanes, the culture and cache of bikes grows. Now retailers are jumping on board.

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