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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

New move to woo private capital for public works

Mar 14, 2011
As highways age, the U.S. looks to renew efforts to create an infrastructure bank to lure private investors into public construction projects.
Posted In: Transportation

How high-speed rail could help the U.S.'s aging infrastructure

Mar 10, 2011
High-speed rail and other infrastructure projects could help the economies of various regions in the country.
Posted In: Transportation

Obama makes deal to let Mexican trucks on U.S. highways

Mar 4, 2011
President Barack Obama and Mexico's President Felipe Calderon announced that they have agreed to allow Mexican trucks on American highways. The deal needs congressional approval. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.
Posted In: Transportation

HOV lanes create business opportunity for Jakarta's poor

Mar 1, 2011
Major roads in Jakarta are reserved for cars with three or more passengers. So professionals in the Indonesian city pay "jockeys" to ride along with them.
Posted In: Transportation

Ford launches Sync for Europe

Mar 1, 2011
At a conference in Hanover, Germany, Ford chairman Alan Mullaly introduced a version of the Sync on board assistance program for European drivers....
Posted In: Ford, Transportation, world

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