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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?

Self-driving big-rigs could be coming to a freeway near you

Oct 25, 2019
It might sound terrifying, but autonomous semis are an easier engineering challenge than cars.
Waymo, one of the biggest names in self-driving cars, is getting into trucking.
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American transportation is a major pollutant. See exactly where it's coming from.

Oct 16, 2019
Journalists and researchers have teamed up to map emissions from transportation around the United States.
Heat waves emanate from the exhaust pipe of a city bus in Los Angeles.
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