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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

Slow and fast lanes for pedestrians of Oxford Street?

Nov 5, 2010
In order to bring more order to Europe's busiest shopping district -- Oxford Street in London -- some are finding inspiration from the freeway.
Posted In: Retail, Transportation

Gov't looking closer into air cargo security

Nov 2, 2010
With the latest news about explosive packages from Yemen being found on aircraft bound for the U.S., there have been a lot of questions about cargo security. Millions of dollars have been spent on passenger screening, but when will cargo screening catch up? David Gura reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Transportation

How well will high speed rails work?

Oct 29, 2010
The federal government has been hailing high speed rail systems as the mode of transportation of the future. But considering the trains will have to share lines with freight trains, is it really the smart choice? Andrea Gardner reports.
Posted In: Transportation

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