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Nearly Half Of All U.S. Drivers Are Over 50: Is That Good News Or Bad?

Nearly Half Of All U.S. Drivers Are Over 50: Is That Good News Or Bad?

If you like statistics and factoids, you're going to love the ones that the U.S. Department of Transportation has uncovered regarding American drivers. They're being used as part of something called Beyond Traffic (PDF) -- a strategic plan that makes projections about transportation in the year... read more

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Toll plaza with E-ZPass on the Spaulding Turnpike near Rochester, NH (via Wikimedia user Fletcher6)

Could Interstate Tolls Finally Bring Americas Roads & Bridges Up To Speed?

America's roads and bridges are in terrible shape. The American Society of Civil Engineers assigned our roads a grade of D-minus, and Pew Research has rated a third of them... read more April 30, 2014 by 


 
New York City's Manhattan Bridge (photo by Ludovic Bertron)

America, The Beautiful (Except Bridges, Which Need $3.6 Trillion Of Work)

To some of us, road trips are among life's great pleasures. Ambling down a scenic byway, a full can of Red Bull/Diet Coke/chamomile tea in our hand/cupholder/lap, the wind in... read more September 17, 2013 by 


 
Traffic projections, U.S. Travel Association

Study: America Will Soon See Labor Day-Like Traffic, All Year Long

For those who hate heavy traffic -- and really, who doesn't? -- we've got some very bad news. According to the U.S. Travel Association, America's roads are clogging fast, and... read more August 29, 2013 by  2


 
Gas pump

Gas Tax Hikes Or Pay-Per-Mile: How Should The U.S. Fund Roads?

After 20 years, we may finally be getting a raise -- and by "raise", we mean "an increase on the federal gas tax". A growing number of voices suggest that, though not... read more February 18, 2013 by  4


 
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NTSB Wants To End Distracted Driving, Mandate Safety Tech

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its 2013 "Most Wanted List". But unlike the FBI photocopies pinned up at post offices, the NTSB isn't looking for... read more November 15, 2012 by  0


 
Department of Transportation vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) program

Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technology, On The Road In Germany

Last week, Dykema released results from its 2012 Automotive Institute Survey, which polled 100 auto executives about their thoughts on the industry's future. Among the most... read more October 24, 2012 by  1


 
Author and commentator Tom Friedman, of The New York Times

NY Times Columnist Wants To Raise Gas Taxes, Pay Down Deficit

Thomas Friedman, an op-ed columnist at The New York Times, often fancies himself an expert on the auto industry. He was a huge Toyota fan, lauding the company as the model... read more February 23, 2011 by  18


 
Barack Obama

Obama Allots $200 Million To Support EV Adoption

President Obama's draft budget for 2012 hasn't made as many headlines as it might've due to the current Middle Eastern political turmoil, but tucked away inside the $3.7... read more February 15, 2011 by  2


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Libertarians: Hold On, Our Highways Aren't Crumbling Away

We hear it in stump speeches all the time: that we need more infrastructure spending as our highways and bridges are crumbling away—or at the very least in urgent need... read more September 9, 2010 by  1


 
Volvo on pothole - flickr user comedy_nose

Money Pit: Potholes, Poor Roads Cost Motorists $335 Per Year

Think those deep potholes and frost heaves along the commute—and all the rattles and squeaks they elicit from your car—are costing you big in extra repairs and vehicle... read more April 29, 2010 by  2


 
better place battery switch station 002

Better Place Wants The Danish To Roll In EVs

We've mentioned Shai Agassi and his game-changing EV startup, Better Place, several times on TCC. Now comes word that he's brokered an intriguing  deal to install charging... read more December 3, 2009 by  0


 
ChargePoint

Element Hotels To Have ChargePoint Stations By Close Of 2009

Lots of companies pay lip service to "going green", but Element Hotels is putting its money where its mouth is. The Element chain is a 2008 addition to Starwood's sprawling... read more December 1, 2009 by  0


 
Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint

Electrification Roadmap Sets High Standards For EV Adoption

We've often noted that the biggest hurdle for electric vehicles to overcome is the energy and recharging infrastructure. (In fact, that was listed among the most significant... read more November 17, 2009 by  0


 
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... read more November 10, 2009 by  0


 
Wireless EV charging demo from Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr

Turning Roadways Into Range-Extenders For EVs

Wireless charging has become fairly commonplace for cell phones and other handheld devices (even backpacks can do it), and now, that same technology may be coming to the aid... read more October 8, 2009 by  0


 

 
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