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In Toronto, Social Web Ensures Traffic Moves Along Safely For Law Enforcement

Lon S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lon S. Cohen

Sergeant Tim Burrows uses social media to help his department distribute information relating to traffic control and safety in Toronto.

"Freedom Isn't Free": A Loving Playlist for the American Heroes of "South Park"

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I love that Matt and Trey do not care who they offend in the pursuit of amusing themselves and a watching world. I support them with all my heart & soul right until the point where it puts me in any actual danger.

Steve Winwood, Boyish British Rocker, Returns to the U.S. This Summer

Linda Hassler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Linda Hassler

Steve Winwood is a permanent kid to many of his older fans. It could be his boyish face, tousled hair and lean body. But there are other reasons.

Earth Day 2010: Unwired & Proud

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Spalter

Let's say you left on a week's vacation and forgot to turn off the AC or water heater. No problem: There are smartphone apps for different mobile operating systems that let you turn off (or on) the heating.

Virginia is for Drivers

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

When you're a progressive Democrat living in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you have a lot of 'splainin' to do. The motto "Virginia is for Lovers" may ...

Plan ForYourArt May 27-June 1

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

There has never been more worldwide attention on the creative culture of Los Angeles. People from all over the world came to LA for the opening of the...

Slow Traffic In Manhattan Is Here To Stay: Wednesdays Worst For Gridlock

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If you are thinking of driving in Manhattan on a Wednesday, perhaps to take in a Broadway matinee, think again: it is the most congested day of the we...

Chicago Traffic: Construction On Eisenhower, Congress, Wacker To Last Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Thought the commute to downtown was rough this morning? Well, don't expect it to get any better tomorrow. Or next week. Or next year, for that matter....

By Helping Cops With Social Media, Mainstream Media Helps Itself

Lon S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lon S. Cohen

When traffic control officer Sergeant Tim Burrows had to find a better way to communicate with the public about Toronto's roadways, he turned to social media to solve his problem.

Cash-Strapped State Governments Hike Traffic Fees

AP | DAISY NGUYEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


Smart Traffic Lights To Preserve Fuel, Prevent Accidents | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After smart grids, smart sewage and smart lights, here comes the smart traffic lights. To be fair, many lights already have some sensors and can adjus...


Jim Randel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Randel

Instead of reminding myself every day that I had one of the shortest commutes of anyone in America, I started bemoaning the school bus traffic.

Mobile Phones and Traffic Deaths (What Am I Missing?)

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Everyone knows phones and other devices are a major source of distraction to drivers, with deadly consequences. Six states -- including New York and C...

How Roundabouts Can Save California

Meg Hemphill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Meg Hemphill

Roundabouts are the future for California. Here's why.

LA Traffic Congestion Is Worst In U.S. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A new study shows traffic congestion in Los Angeles is worse than any other city in the country. ...

Lincoln Tunnel Closed: Outbound Lanes Closed For Emergency Repairs

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Outbound lanes for the Lincoln tunnel have been due to emergency repairs. City officials are advising motorists to use the Holland Tunnel or the Geor...

Moving LA: There's a Train a Comin'

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Now we actually have to build the dozen train lines and other transit improvements that Measure R transit funds are earmarked for. And perhaps most importantly, we have to accelerate the process.

World Bank: Tiger Farms Should Be Shut Down

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BANGKOK — China and other Asian nations should shut privately run tiger farms as they are inhumane and fuel demand for the endangered big cat's ...

Tanker Explodes On Long Island Expressway

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MELVILLE, N.Y. — A fuel truck flipped and exploded on New York's Long Island Expressway on Saturday morning, killing the driver and creating a f...

LA Coping Kit: Mindful Driving

Will Baum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Will Baum

As a rush-hour commuter, figuring out how to wade through the miseries of LA traffic has been has been an important to-do for me. What I did, what I recommend: Driving mindfully.

How to Save the Los Angeles Times, End Rush Hour Traffic, Solve the Housing Crisis (And Not Have to Pay For It)

Brady Westwater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brady Westwater

Two of the most important decisions any of us ever make is where we decide to live and what job we choose to accept. Rush hour traffic, however, proves how wrong we all can be.

Deadly Traffic: Tests Link Freeway Smog To Brain Cancer

Daily Bulletin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In as little as three months, the brains of laboratory rats begin to change after being exposed to the air around congested Southern California freewa...

No Impact Week: A Few Thoughts on Getting from Here to There

Molly Greenwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Molly Greenwood

Instead of buying a new car, I bought a Vespa. And you know what? It has turned out to be the perfect complement to my alternative transportation lifestyle.

COMMUTER NIGHTMARE: Major 405 Closures Scheduled in January for Widening

LAist | Zach Behrens in News on December 28, 2009 11:27 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Nighttime commuters, take note. Beginning in January and lasting for two months, work in the Sepulveda Pass will affect traffic patterns, sometimes sh...

3 Tips For Surviving Holiday Traffic

Kiri Westby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kiri Westby

Thanksgiving is a joyous occasion, full of laughter and cranberry sauce...once we get there. The getting-there part is usually not so fun, full of stress and traffic, which can put a damper in the joy of the holiday.