More on the political implications of volatile gas prices--as well as oil company subsidies--from the Wall Street Journal. The Takeaway talks about what -- if anything -- Congress can do to lower them.
Cabbies say the reason they often refuse to take passengers to New York's outer boroughs is because of their bottom line. (WNYC)
USA Today looks at suburbanization, and says most of the growth is happening on opposite ends of the suburban expanse: in older communities closest to the city and in the newer ones that are the farthest out.
The first crash test evaluations of the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf earned the cars high safety ratings from the IIHS; AP video below.
Speaking of EVs: an unmodified Nissan Leaf is entering a steep hill climb race. (Inhabitat)
An audit found that Los Angeles is losing up to $15 million in revenue because the city barely captures half of the parking fines owed to it. (Los Angeles Times)
Utah lawmakers have scheduled a vote on whether to overturn the governor's veto of a bill that dedicates a portion of the state sales tax to transportation. (Daily Herald)
NYC DOT puts a digital speed detector at an intersection in Staten Island because "two out of every three cars were exceeding the speed limit," according to commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. (Staten Island Advance)
Transparency watch: NY's MTA has a board meeting this morning at 9:30am; you can watch it here.
Despite moving forward on creating their own electric vehicles, the head of BMW says he doesn't think EVs are right for more than 10% of the population. (Fast Company)
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