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New Yorkers debate over increasing number of bike lanes

Dec 30, 2010
Bikes are environmentally friendly -- given they're powered by your own energy -- but it's tough for traditionally auto-based cities to transition into a more bike-based one. Andrea Bernstein reports on the current bike lane debate going on in New York City.
Posted In: Transportation

Mass transit tax break could provide numerous benefits

Dec 15, 2010
The mass transit tax break would allow commuters to write off up to $230 per month for using public transportation like buses or van pools. And as David Gura reports, it could help out the economy in a lot of other ways too.
Posted In: Transportation

Microsoft joins complaint against Google

Dec 14, 2010
Google has been trying for several months now to acquire a software company called ITA, which makes a product that searches airline information for...
Posted In: business, Google, government, Law, Microsoft, Transportation

Wealthy countries agree to give poorer countries $100 billion

Dec 3, 2010
The pledge was made to help poorer nations to cope with the effects of climate change. But one fundraising idea -- taxing air travel and shipping -- may be challenging to implement.
Posted In: Airlines, Environment, Transportation

New York City prepares for a taxi over-haul

Nov 24, 2010
For the first time, New York will have a fleet of taxis that are designed for their rigorous job. But as the choices are narrowed down to the top three contenders, what exactly are taxi passengers looking for? Alisa Roth has more.
Posted In: Transportation

How viable is high-speed rail in California?

Nov 10, 2010
Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than three hours? You could with high-speed rail. Reporter Casey Miner takes a look at the obstacles and the potential benefits of the high-speed rail project in the Golden State.
Posted In: Transportation

High speed rails could ask planes and trains to work together

Nov 10, 2010
As we wrap up our series on the future of transportation, Alex Goldmark explains the benefit of high speed railroads, and their relationship with the airline industry.
Posted In: Transportation

Rapid bus transit a cheaper alternative to rail

Nov 9, 2010
Demand for public transportation is rising, but transit authorities across the nation are facing budget cuts. Many cities are testing rapid transit buses, which are hundreds of millions of dollars cheaper than rail lines. Reporter Dan Bobkoff takes a ride on Cleveland's HealthLine Rapid Transit Bus.
Posted In: Transportation

Google gives free Wi-Fi on some flights

Nov 8, 2010
If you're flying on Air Tran, Delta, or Virgin America this holiday season, we have some good news and some bad news. Good news: free Wi-Fi,...
Posted In: business, Google, search, Transportation, wifi

The easier, safer rides of the future

Nov 8, 2010
The Department of Transportation is funding research to build "intelligent" cars that can warn you of potential accidents and suggest less-congested routes. Reporter Andrea Bernstein takes a ride in a few prototypes.
Posted In: Auto, Transportation

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