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Study: Long Commutes Are Just As Stressful As Low Pay

Study: Long Commutes Are Just As Stressful As Low Pay

Decades ago, cruise ship company Cunard began advertising with a now-famous tag line: "Getting there is half the fun". It was catchy, but also grimly ironic, since Cunard was part of the same corporate cluster that ran the Titanic and the Lusitania. Few would claim that getting "there" is fun... read more

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Teen driving

Study: Women More Prone To Road Rage, 30% Text & Drive To Work

A new survey of America's commuters reveals some interesting facts. Chief among them: many folks text and drive, while far more -- especially women -- have a tendency to fly... read more July 20, 2012 by  2


 
The True Cost of Commuting (crop)

Cut Your Commute By One Mile, Spend $15,900 More On A House: Infographic

No one enjoys commuting: it's a waste of time, fuel, and money. How much money? According to one new infographic, you spend $795 a year for every mile you live from your... read more November 4, 2011 by  1


 
Traffic

You're Driving Less, Aren't You? Road Travel Dips To Historic Lows

According to the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. drivers are spending less time on the road than they have in eight years. The data comes from August 2011, during which... read more October 25, 2011 by 


 
Traffic Jam

Studies Prove The Obvious: Commuting Is Bad For You

This just in: the longer your daily commute, the less likely you are to be happy, healthy and even married for any length of time. A new study by researchers at Umea... read more June 1, 2011 by 


 
Traffic

Study: Realtors Confirm Gas Prices Are Changing U.S. Housing Demand

The word is already out that Americans would probably be healthier (and probably a lot happier) if we had shorter daily commutes. Now it seems that the cost pressure of... read more May 20, 2011 by  2


 
Fast food

Commute Making You Fat? Study Links Driving Distance To Obesity

Is driving—and America's automobile-centric lifestyle—largely to blame for our obesity problem? It's not surprising that driving and obesity are linked. And now... read more May 13, 2011 by  2


 
2010 Most Congested Metro Areas and Corridors from INRIX

Study: Many Of You Waste A Month Of Your Lives In Traffic Each Year

For the past several years, traffic researchers had noticed an unusual trend: declining congestion in metropolitan areas. Not surprisingly, the slide began in 2008 -- around... read more March 21, 2011 by  1


 
Traffic

Economic Woes Aside, Americans Drove More In 2010

Our battered economy might have changed how often Americans upgrade the vehicles in their garages, but it hasn't stopped us from getting in our cars and driving. Oddly, with... read more March 4, 2011 by  1


 
UberCab app

UberCab Simplifies Urban Transit, But Will It Lead To Anarchy?

If you live in a major U.S. city, you've probably taken your share of cabs. When it's raining, or when the nearest subway stop is a tad too far, cabs are a great resource... read more October 22, 2010 by 


 
Weeels app for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm

Weeels App Arranges Backseat Hookups Between Total Strangers

Over the past couple of years, we've seen a number of apps aimed at commuters and ride-sharers -- apps like Zimride, Car2gether, and the simple, straightforward Taxi. Now... read more September 16, 2010 by  2


 
Traffic Jam

Seattle Looking For New Way To Tax Solo Car Commuters

As long as we're still driving fossil-fuel vehicles, the way we pay for our roads is pretty straightforward: We fill up at the pump, and for the most part, a big chunk of the... read more July 23, 2010 by  2


 
Zimride

Zimride: The Perfect Marriage Of Cars And Social Media?

People become obsessed with cars for very different reasons. Some are interested in speed and performance. Others focus on green tech and fuel efficiency. Zimride is a... read more June 8, 2010 by 


 
2010 Toyota Corolla

Frugal Shopper: For Cost-Conscious Commuters, Sedans Make Sense

We've recently reported that there are a lot of deals to be had on new vehicles this season—especially on SUVs and trucks. But the flip side is that the costs of vehicle... read more April 9, 2010 by  9


 
Traffic

IBM Is Working To Make Your Drive Faster & More Personalized

Traffic congestion isn't just annoying, it's wasteful. Every year, American drivers fritter away nearly a week of their lives and 26 gallons of gas while stuck on crowded... read more February 25, 2010 by  3


 
Jay Leno in the Tango EV

Video: Jay Leno Goes Cheek-To-Cheek With The Tango EV

With a price tag north of $100,000 and a production run of just 11 units, Commuter Cars' Tango EV isn't likely to become a bestseller on the lots -- but then, with Jay Leno... read more November 18, 2009 by 


 
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