The private jet business is bigger than you think

Aug 1, 2022
While reducing carbon emissions is an urgent issue, private jet flights have only increased since the pandemic.
Private jet use has become normalized in recent decades . Above, a private jet in Sun Valley, Idaho, last month.
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Public transit ridership is slow to return, despite high gas prices

Jul 13, 2022
Ridership took a nosedive in the pandemic, and remote work may be helping to keep it low. Federal aid has kept buses and trains moving.
Remote work may be helping to keep ridership sparse on buses and trains, including on the San Francisco Bay Area's BART system.
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French car commercials will soon urge buyers to reconsider driving

Jan 14, 2022
Automakers will have to include language that suggests consumers take public transportation or bike or walk, especially for shorter trips.
In France, car commercials will need language that encourages consumers not to drive.
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Warehouse jobs increased by 50,000 this month. Are those jobs here to stay?

Dec 3, 2021
That sector now employs more than 200,000 more people than it did before the pandemic.
Warehouse employment has been one of the fastest growing sectors of the job market since 2019. Above, workers in an Amazon fulfillment warehouse.
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Bike-share programs aren't profitable but chip away at emissions

Oct 6, 2021
A new study says New York City's bike-share program saved nearly 500 tons of emissions over four years.
Bike sharing is cheaper to subsidize for the government than public transit or car infrastructure, experts say. Above, a bicyclist wipes down a Citi Bike before riding in April 2020 in New York City.
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FAA plans to reduce the time planes spend taxiing on the runway

Sep 30, 2021
In addition to reducing wait times, the FAA estimates this will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
An American Airlines plane taxis after landing on the runway at the Miami International Airport on June 16, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
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The pandemic has left the private bus sector in crisis

Nov 2, 2020
Could private buses disappear? For one Nashville company, the answer may be yes without congressional aid.
Motorcoach owners and drivers rendezvous near O'Hare Airport on May 11 in Rosemont, Illinois.
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Flying taxis are promised soon. But how will they actually work?

Jan 3, 2020
We took a ride over Los Angeles as part of a demonstration of an urban air taxi experience.
The Bell Nexus concept vehicle is one of several designs for vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicles that can be used as air taxis.
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Despite influx of new models, electric car sales expected to remain low

Nov 29, 2019
Flashy new debuts from Ford and others will not lift electric vehicle ownership above 5% by 2025, according to Kelley Blue Book.
Tesla unveiled its Cybertruck at an event in Los Angeles.
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Airlines face a new threat: the climate-conscious train traveler

Nov 13, 2019
According to a recent survey, one in five travelers say they are flying less out of concern for the environment. Should airlines be worried?