As gas prices go up in the summer, you might think transit systems would take advantage of people wanting to flee their cars. But Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus says not enough is being done get more people to use public transportation.
Avis has joined Hertz in the race to buy Dollar Thrifty. The rental car industry is anticipating a better travel market this summer, and Thrifty would provide an in to the tourist sector. Alisa Roth reports.
New Yorkers have one-third the carbon footprint of the average American because most of them take the subway. That translates to a savings of $19 billion a year, most of which stays in the city. Andrea Bernstein reports.
The Metro North line between New York City and Stamford, Conn. has a bar car that allows Wall Street types to have a commuter happy hour. But the state legislature is nixing them in favor of more seats. Jill Barshay reports.
The town of Tusuyan, Ariz. only has about 500 people, but Italian developers spent over $300,000 to influence a local election. The real reason: the town is situated a mile from the Grand Canyon. Claudine LoMonaco reports.
The volcanic ash that's wreaking havoc in Europe is having an economic impact in the U.S. Companies are reporting inventory levels falling to dangerously low levels as supplies sit in European airports. Mitchell Hartman reports.