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10 Most-Congested Highways & Cities In The U.S.
10 Most-Congested Highways & Cities In The U.S.

Earlier today, we told you about AAA's travel projections for Memorial Day weekend. (Spoiler alert: traffic's going to be heavy.) Of course, things will be busier in some places than others. Opting for back roads instead of beach roads is probably a good idea, as is avoiding the ten most-congested...Read More»

Holland's "smart highway" (rendering via Studio Roosegaarde)
Now In The Netherlands: A Smart Highway That Glows In The Dark

Europe has brought us many things: liposuction. Cursive. Velcro. The continent's latest innovation is somewhat subtler: a short stretch of glow-in-the-dark highway in the Netherlands. According to Ars Technica, a 500-meter length of road near the city of Oss has been painted with photoluminescent...Read More»

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LaHood Says Communities Can Upgrade Signs At Their Own Pace

Ever wondered why road signs are made the way they are? How the government manages to ensure that they're consistent? Most of the standards for directional signs, traffic lights, and other roadway signage are set out in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, which is the Federal Highway...Read More»

Truck spills 14 million bees in Idaho
Truck Spills 14 Million Bees In Idaho

It was a tricky, and sticky, situation as a truck hauling an estimated 14 million bees and their hives from Bakersfield, California to North Dakota overturned on an Idaho highway July 10. The accident happened on Highway 20 just north of Last Chance in Island Park when the semi-truck driver veered...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO
2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO: Most Fuel-Efficient Mid-size Sedan In Chevrolet’s 100-year History

What a fitting way for Chevrolet to celebrate Earth Day – introducing the 2013 Malibu ECO, the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan in its history, at the opening of the 2011 New York Auto Show. ECO is based on the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedan, a four-door, five-passenger...Read More»

Edmund Pettus Bridge
Shockingly High Number of U.S. Bridges Substandard, Still

One of the great things about our job is that we get to read all about cars. And, often, some of the peripheral topics too. Like bridges. In fact, we get to read things like Better Roads magazine, which serves "governments and construction contractors involved in...highway, road and bridge...Read More»

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The Highly Useful and Utterly Unappreciated Mazda5 Minivan

Price: starting at $18,745 Pardon me for making up a word but the Mazda5 but I have been backed into a corner due to the fact that the Mazda5 really isn't a minivan. It's more of a "mini-minivan" really. But seeing as the spacious and comfortable 5 is based on the sporty 3 chassis that is no bad...Read More»

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New Study: Over 50% Of Highway Deaths Due To Poor Road Conditions

The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) recently conducted a study on traffic accidents and fatalities, which reveals that over half of the deaths that occur on America's roadways can be blamed on poor road conditions. Moreover, the expense of those accidents--fatal or not--cost...Read More»

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Is A Higher Gas Tax The Way To Pay For Road Repair?

Every now and then, one of our posts sparks a nice online discussion. Typical topics: the fate of General Motors after the government bailout, whether hybrid cars are for conscientious citizens or effete wimps ... and, of course, taxes. Yesterday, we asked GreenCarReports.com readers to weigh in on...Read More»

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Transportation Secretary LaHood Mulling Tax On Miles Driven

Obama's new Transportation Secretary, Republican Ray LaHood, is eying a tax based on miles driven as opposed to fuel consumed. Why the potential switch? America's relatively low gasoline taxes just can't cut it when it comes to Federal funding for upkeep of American roadways and transportation...Read More»

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