mass transit

Transportation 2030: Study Envisions Autonomous Car Hell, Autonomous Bus Heaven, No Flying Cars
Transportation 2030: Study Envisions Autonomous Car Hell, Autonomous Bus Heaven, No Flying Cars

Look out the window. Are the roads in your city/town/hamlet clogged with traffic? Have they been that way for the past several decades? Do you wonder if things ever get better? New York University's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management knows the answers to the first two questions...Read More»

Transportation and the New Generation, a study by the Frontier Group
Mass Transit Is Massively Popular: Brief Trend Or Long-Term Trouble For The Auto Industry?

Wise men say that the wheels on the bus go round and round. The men and women at the American Public Transportation Association agree, adding that the wheels turned a lot more frequently in 2013 thanks to soaring ridership on mass transit systems. The question is: is this a brief trend, or does it...Read More»

Concept drawings for Elon Musk’s 800-mph Hyperloop
Will Elon Musk's Hyperloop Revolutionize Transportation?

Yesterday, Elon Musk -- the man behind PayPal, Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA], and SpaceX -- took the wraps off another potentially groundbreaking project, "Hyperloop". Will it revolutionize transportation on Planet Earth? Maybe. WHAT IS HYPERLOOP? As ideas go, Hyperloop isn't completely original. Remember...Read More»

Transportation and the New Generation, a study by the Frontier Group
Generation Y's Auto Aversion, By The Numbers: Can It Be Fixed?

We've spilled a lot of ink on Millennials and their aversion to buying cars. Some data indicates that folks born between 1981 and 2001 are so un- and under-employed that their parents are the only ones who can afford to shop the showrooms. Other studies suggest that Gen Y finds driving to be a...Read More»

Transportation and the New Generation, a study by the Frontier Group
Young People Are Driving Much Less (But Not For The Reasons You Think)

One of the most interesting trends we've seen among young people is one of the most worrying for automakers: Generation Y's lack of interest in cars. It's been noted in countries around the globe, and we've spent a lot of time discussing the matter here at The Car Connection. The general consensus...Read More»

Gas Pumps
Sierra Club Wants You To Dump The Pump This Thursday

If you've ever been stuck behind the wheel in rush-hour gridlock, you might've wondered about alternate means of transportation. This Thursday, June 16, you'll receive a little more encouragement to follow up on those thoughts during the sixth-annual "Dump the Pump" day. "Dump the Pump" is...Read More»

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 carpooling service that speaks to both groups, and its intuitive, social media interface sets it apart from the pack. In a...Read More»

Traffic
Bipartisan Survey: Most Americans Want More Transit Options

We spend a lot of time and effort helping guide you through the car-shopping process and helping you to answer questions like: Should I get a 2010 Honda Fit or hold out for the 2011 Mazda2. And can I really tow with that 2011 Ford Flex EcoBoost (the answer to the latter is yes). But there's...Read More»

Peugeot Globule concept
WTF Friday: Peugeot Concept Gives Us Pause

We were going to write something potentially clever about this new mass transit concept from Peugeot--the Globule--that's made from four electric pods covered by a flexible polymer coating. We'd planned to discuss its complete lack of practicality. We'd hoped to talk about Peugeot and how it never...Read More»

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