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It's Time to Try the One-Way Street Plan

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fred Silberberg

This past Monday's visit by President Obama to Los Angeles only served to highlight the need for our elected officials to finally take some action to address the problem of traffic in Los Angeles.

The Real Red Scare

Laura Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Moscow stands as a warning to us. Without adequate investment in public transportation and a concerted effort to combat sprawl, our metropolitan areas face a grim future.

Kansas City Sinkhole Causes Traffic Nightmare For I-470, I-435 (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If you're traveling in Kansas City, you'll want to be aware of delays on the I-470 and I-435 due to a massive sinkhole over the weekend. Repairs wi...

Sunday Driving Under the Watchful Eye of the California Highway Patrol

Dennis Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dennis Santiago

This year things are better on 405 and 5. And it's because the Southern Division of the California Highway Patrol has instituted a weekend get tough program to get the Los Angeles County freeway system back ontrack.

Writing Congress About LA's 30/10 Mass Transit and Jobs Initiative

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

What's every Angelenos favorite excuse for being late to a business meeting, lunch, or job interview? That's right, traffic. But now we have the 30/10 initiative. All it needs is our support.

Cities With The World's WORST Commutes (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Traffic isn't just killing our collective spirit, it's probably holding back the economy, according to a new report. Ranking the cities with the abso...

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

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Smart Traffic Lights To Preserve Fuel, Prevent Accidents

Treehugger.com | 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...

Framing

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.

go.com | 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...