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3D printers to print airplane parts!

May 9, 2011
Next time you're in an airplane, think about what the airplane is made out of. Because someday, that airplane is going to be made of parts from a...
Posted In: 3D printing, airplanes, Transportation, you guys

Los Angeles by electric bike: An alternative, alternative commute

May 6, 2011
Cars outnumber drivers in Los Angeles nearly two to one, but you don't necessarily need one to get around, according to one frugal commuter who does it on an electric-assisted bike.
Posted In: Transportation

Roundabouts cause rifts between cities and drivers

May 4, 2011
There are about 2,000 roundabouts in the U.S. now. Proponents say that they cut down on traffic time and are good for the environment. But residents in Chicago, where roundabouts have been popping up lately, aren't convinced.
Posted In: Transportation

Improving the transportation experience with transit apps

Apr 22, 2011
More and more software developers are creating transportation apps to save you time, and hopefully money.
Posted In: Transportation

Imperial Oil shipments hit snags in Idaho

Apr 18, 2011
Imperial Oil plans to truck mining equipment through a narrow, winding highway in Idaho. But residents and conservationists are raising concerns over the long-term effects the new trucking route would have.
Posted In: Transportation

You are what you drive: A photo essay

Apr 15, 2011
Nostalgia, power, economy, independence: These are some of the emotions that connect Americans to their automobiles. View a slideshow of car memories from the Marketplace staff (yes, that's Kai Ryssdal in a 1971 Olds) and share your photos.
Posted In: Auto, Transportation

Cities want to cash in on their parking spots

Apr 14, 2011
Cash-strapped cities look to raise millions, even billions, by privatizing their parking meters and garages. And even if your city keeps control of its parking spaces, rates could likely climb.
Posted In: Transportation

Hybrid minivans coming soon

Apr 1, 2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Chrysler have teamed up to make hybrid minivans that could be cheaper than current hybrid systems,...
Posted In: business, cars, Chrysler, EPA, government, hybrid, manufacturing, Transportation

Business travelers use fewer short-hop flights

Mar 29, 2011
The number of short-air routes has declined 25 percent in the last five years because of high fuel prices and less business travel.
Posted In: Airlines, Transportation

US sends drones to Japan

Mar 17, 2011
The U.S. Air Force sent the Global Hawk to Japan to collect images and help gauge the damage in Japan after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck l...
Posted In: drones, Japan, Mexico, military, Transportation, world

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