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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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Public-private partnership pitches in to make outdoor getaways more affordable

May 27, 2019
A Seattle-area program is trying to remove one of the barriers to getting outside, and out of town, by offering affordable transportation.
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Columbus explores what it means to have "smart" transit

May 20, 2019
The capital of Ohio won $40 million in federal funding for its projects last year.
Smart Columbus Experience Center
City of Columbus

Why are subways in the U.S. so expensive?

Apr 11, 2019
American cities pay a mysterious premium for underground rail lines.
Construction workers at New York's Second Avenue subway project site in 2014. The 1.8-mile project cost an estimated $4.5 billion, an average cost of $2.5 per mile.
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The U.S. has tried to build high-speed rail for 50 years

Apr 4, 2019
Today, a train ride from LA to San Francisco takes 12 hours. In 1937, it took 10.
Amtrak's Hiawatha train between Chicago and Milwaukee arrives at the Glenview, Illinois station in 2005.
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Lyft issues IPO, but its path to profitability is still unclear

Mar 29, 2019
Like Uber, Lyft has not been profitable to date.
The number of Lyft shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined.
Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for Lyft

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In Seattle, good feeling toward Boeing despite mounting troubles

Mar 27, 2019
Boeing employs more than 60,000 workers at massive assembly plants, engineering centers and corporate offices in the Puget Sound region.
Boeing airplane sit on the tarmac at the Boeing production facilities at Paine Field in Everett, Washington in 2012.
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In suburban Seattle, Boeing keeps on cranking out 737 Max planes

Mar 26, 2019
Despite the international grounding of the aircraft, a Boeing factory in Renton, Washington, has orders to fill.
Boeing's 737 assembly complex in Renton, Washington, is a hive of activity. In the foreground, a 737 Max is being painted. In the background, the brakes are tested on a new 737 Max for China Southern Airlines.
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Tesla unveils a new SUV, the Model Y

Mar 15, 2019
The Model Y looks a lot like a taller version of the Model 3 sedan.
Tesla Model Y promotional photo
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