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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»

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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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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