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Innovation Earth: This Technology Could Make Red Lights Obsolete And Boost MPG By 30 Percent

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Every weekday, I take a six-mile drive through Mid-City Los Angeles to pick up my daughter from preschool. There are no fewer than 20 stoplights along...

LOOK: The Most Traffic-Jammed Cities

Slate/The Huffington Post | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business

The 2012 version of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute congestion report is out, and the news is basically that as the economy recovers from the g...

Guess How Bad Detroit Traffic Ranks Nationwide

ABC News Radio | Anselm Gibbs | Posted 04.07.2013 | Detroit

(NEW YORK) -- Detroit has been ranked among the nation's most congested cities in terms of traffic, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportat...

A Grand Bargain for Roads

Ron Davis | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Ron Davis

Traffic policy is, admittedly, unsexy. But the potential for saving many billions of dollars and thousands of lives demands serious attention and action.

Town Considers Banning Drive Thrus

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

Residents of one New Jersey town may soon have to get out of their cars to pick up a triple mocha cappuccino blast or Egg McMuffin. That's because...

The Surprising Benefit Of A Struggling Economy

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.23.2012 | Business

The recovery isn't exactly booming, but there may be one plus side to a weak economy: Less time sitting in traffic. Traffic congestion fell 30 per...

Matt Sledge

Your Name Here: GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell Wants To Sell Naming Rights For Virginia Roads, Bridges | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

If Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has his way, you could soon take Wawa Road over the Walgreens Bridge past the Waffle House Interchange to get to Wa...

Data Through the Ages

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.21.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

At first blush, DATA seems like a recent idea. But after spending time at the THINK exhibit, you begin to understand that data isn't something that is created by computers. Rather, it's information made more useful by computers.

Gridlocked: Staring at Brake Lights and Holding First Place

John B. Townsend II | Posted 12.04.2011 | DC
John B. Townsend II

It is ironic that our region, the capital of the free world, suffers from world-class gridlock in the political process and on area roads.

Matt Sledge

Deteriorating Transportation Infrastructure Could Cost America $3.1 Trillion | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

New tires add up. That's the finding of a report issued Wednesday by the American Society for Civil Engineers, which tallies up the cost of our decayi...

Chinese Traffic Jam Enters 9th Day, Spans Over 60 Miles

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

And you thought your commute was bad. A 62-mile-long traffic jam on a highway leading to Beijing has now entered its ninth day, with no relief in si...

Holiday Traffic Nightmare Begins Thursday Afternoon

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Holiday traffic always sucks. But perhaps, this Memorial Day, it's going to be even more challenging than normal....

Albany's Choice

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

By charging drivers a fee for driving into the central business district, we can prevent crippling service cuts and ensure that the MTA has a stable source of revenue for years to come.