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The New Deal history in LA's freeways

Jan 19, 2024
The backbone of Los Angeles' extensive highway system was built with the aid of FDR's historic public works program.
The first potion of the Arroyo Seco Parkway opened in 1940, connecting Pasadena and downtown Los Angeles.
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Should public transit be a free service? One city just said yes.

Nov 9, 2023
Albuquerque, New Mexico, makes its free-bus-fare experiment permanent. In many cities, though, riders value quality of service over cost.
Investments in the quality of transit are more likely to boost ridership than low-cost or free fares, says Sarah Kaufman of NYU.
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E-bikes are soaring in popularity, but some still have reservationsĀ 

Oct 14, 2022
"I find myself looking at the other bikers going slowly and going ā€˜just get out of my way,ā€™" says Ian Bogost, contributing writer at The Atlantic.

Walmart to charge transportation fees to some suppliers

Jul 6, 2022
The retailer says it's part of an effort to keep prices low for customers. That can be hard to do in the long term.
The fees Walmart charges will eventually be passed on to consumers.
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Cheap gas could cut into transit ridership

Jan 30, 2015
Mass transit providers are concerned that ridership numbers will dip.

Casino buses get lots of business, despite mounting accidents

Jan 25, 2014
Casino buses are only loosely regulated by the federal government, despite a spate of recent crashes

The biggest obstacle for the Hyperloop? Money

Jul 22, 2013
Musk has only hinted at what the Hyperloop is, but he's described his latest idea as a 'cross between a Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table.'

For public good, not for profit.

Is it a car, is it a bike? Yes, and it's the 'future of transportation'

Jul 12, 2013
The gyroscope-balanced C-1 two-wheeler, made by San Francisco startup Lit Motors, is purposefully small and designed to change the rules of the road in cites.

Car service app Uber faces driver complaints

Mar 28, 2013
Does Uber properly share the bounty with drivers and does it operate in accordance with rules that govern taxis and limos in various cities?

U.S. global air travel doubles since 1990

Oct 25, 2012
International air travel to and from the U.S. has more than doubled in the last 20 years to 152 million trips in 2011 according to a new report from the Bookings Institution.