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Should Transit be Free? Oui, Say French Metro Riders

(Marketplace) A single ticket on the Paris Metro costs 1.70 euros -- about $2.15 at today's rate of exchange. Not bad as fares go for a major world-class city. But for some Metro riders in Paris, ...

How Would You Design an EPA Label?

(Houston, TX - Wendy Siegle, KUHF NewsLab) If you’re at the dealership and itching to purchase a new car but wish there was an easy way to tell what its environmental impact would ...

Moving Stories: Glenn Beck backers on the bus; Clunkers, but no cash; What is "high-speed" rail?

Is the way supporters got to Glenn Beck rally hypocritical? ("Politics and World News" blog)

No cash for clunkers: Fewer discounts, incentives for car buyers this fall (AP)

Rendell, not content to boss around PA legislators, says Congress should pass Surface Transportation Bill before midterms (

Used Cars Worth 10% More Than They Used to Be

(Marketplace) Consumers have been waiting for the economy to turnaround before purchasing a new car. But with the future still uncertain, many are opting ...

First Steps for Obama's DOT, Seen Through a Bush Administration Lens

President George W. Bush speaks with US Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters in the Oval Office of the White House on September 27, 2007.(JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

President George W. Bush speaks with US Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters in the ...

What's Saving the Lives of Texas Drivers?

(Houston, TX - Wendy Siegle, KUHF) The nightly news here focuses on mangled cars, strewn across Texas freeways. The reports tallying the number of daily highway fatalities feel incessant. So you might think deadly traffic accidents across Texas ...

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Portland streetcar success has fueled interest elsewhere (USA Today)

Union members face potential buyer of GM plant set to be closed in Indiana (Indianapolis Star)

Baltimore Gas & Electric to create smart grid (and 250 jobs) (WAMU News)

Texas celebrates decision said to increase ...

Ford Recalls 463,000 Minivans in U.S.

(Detroit, MI - Jerome Vaughn, WDET) Ford is recalling more than half a million Windstar minivans for possible axle problems. The action affects vehicles in cold weather states.

The recall affects Ford Windstar minivans from the ...

Denver Finally Doesn't Have to Drive to the Airport (in 2016)

(Denver, CO - Nathan Heffel, Transportation Nation) With the wave of a yellow and ...

Moving Stories: Dreamliner delays, GM "timebomb," high-speed rail jobs

Boeing postpones Dreamliner delivery until 2011 (WSJ)

Washington Post: Pension "time bomb" is major obstacle for GM turnaround

UC Irvine report predicts high-speed rail line would create jobs and boost L.A.-Orange County economy (LA Times)

Speakers, petitions pack meeting against I-69 in Bloomington (

A Lively Night in the Fight Over Interstate 69

(Bloomfield, Indiana - Matt Dellinger, Transportation Nation) Tonight will be a big night for opponents of Interstate 69 in southern Indiana. The 20-year long local battle against the Canada-to-Mexico highway is reaching a climax. The state ...

Explainer: What is a heat restriction, anyway?

(San Francisco—Casey Miner, KALW News) It's been downright sweltering in the Bay Area over the past few days, and here at KALW News we’ve ...

Toyota Recalls 1.1 Million Corollas, Matrixes

(Detroit, MI - Jerome Vaughn, WDET) Toyota is recalling more than a million vehicles because of engines that could stall. The recall includes Toyota Matrix hatchbacks and Corolla sedans from the 2005 through 2008 model years.

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Big Three Automakers Fight for Police Car Market

(Detroit, MI -- The Takeaway) Ford has been open about its plans to phase out the massively popular Crown Victoria line in 2011, but is inviting stiff competition from both Chrysler and General Motors, who are ...

Should There Be a Safer Way to Text and Drive?

(The Takeaway) Why isn't there a better way to text while driving? That’s a question that Joel Johnson, editor at large of Gizmodo.com asked in a recent column.

So far, he’s received over 500 responses to ...

Moving Stories: 17 Million Drive Drunk, Canada Warns on Freight Rail, AMR Contract Woes Continues

17 million motorists may have driven while drunk in last 12 months, NHTSA says (Bloomberg)

American Airlines mechanics, employees turn down contract offer by nearly 2-1 ratio. Management scratches head. (Dallas Morning News)

Canada warns that 41,000 freight cars may have faulty parts, pose risk to ...

New York: A Scooter Perspective

(New York, NY - Jim Colgan, WNYC) If you think you’re seeing more people on scooters this summer, you’re probably right. The number of two-wheeled vehicles registered in New York State continues to increase each year at a higher rate than in most other big states. That's according to the ...

Northern Va. Drivers In For Long, Hard Slog After Army's Realignment

(Washington, DC - David Schultz, WAMU News) Next year, the Army will relocate hundreds of thousands of its employees as a part of its Base ...

Moving Stories: 42 killed in Chinese plane crash; LA mayor: give bikes 3 feet; Twin Cities two-tier bus system

Survivor of Chinese plane crash describes descent, malfunctioning exits on Embraer (LA Times)

Poor Visibility may have caused Alaska crash that killed former Sen. Stevens (WSJ)

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Repairs following LIRR fire could take days

NEW YORK (AP) - It could be days before trains are running at full service after a fire that forced passengers on the nation's largest commuter railroad to struggle for a second day with limited service into and ...