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The Florida Supreme Court ruled that Gov. Rick Scott was well within his means to refuse federally allocated funds -- $2.4 billion -- to build a high-speed rail line in his state.
39 | March 4, 2011 4:05pm |
RFID, NFC, smart cards and smarter systems -- these are the tools behind the fare collection system's of America's biggest public transportation systems. Cubic gives us a peek into a...
2 | March 4, 2011 7:41am |
General Motors detailed sales data this week revealed that only 281 Chevrolet Volts were sold in February, down from 321 in January. There are a few moving parts to consider before making any...
11 | March 4, 2011 6:20am |
A new poll finds that the American public is strongly against subsidizing the construction of new nuclear reactors.
8 | March 3, 2011 4:13pm |
Supermarkets are moving to the suburbs. Researchers at Michigan State University find out why.
10 | March 3, 2011 2:42pm |
An investment into biking infrastructure will reduce Portland's health care costs in the long run, a new study finds.
6 | March 3, 2011 9:56am |
It's a city known for its flashing lights, just not on bikes. But a new city plan could make L.A. a bicycle haven.
March 3, 2011 5:30am |
Energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs are great, but can a city dweller who doesn't care about the environment save more energy than a contentious suburbanite? Find out.
3 | March 2, 2011 11:59am |
What are the hurdles to mass adoption of electric vehicles? Price, range, knowledge and even the business model, say experts at the 2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.
5 | March 2, 2011 10:07am |
Find out what cities like Washington D.C. and Portland are doing to help car sharing become more popular.
6 | March 2, 2011 5:30am |
The obesity epidemic in the U.S. often focuses on individual lifestyle choice. But can urban planning make a difference without the preachiness?
6 | March 1, 2011 5:00am |
Population and climate change will put a strain on our water supply.
28 | February 28, 2011 3:09pm |
Find out how green infrastructure is helping cities not only benefit environmentally and economically, but also adapt to the the effects of climate change.
17 | February 28, 2011 12:29pm |
If you're striving for energy efficiency, don't expect to reach your goals on day one. Keeping your facility performing well will be an ongoing process, informed by the seasons and the habits of...
1 | February 25, 2011 4:09am |
It's not the West Coast, and it's not northeastern cities, like New York, so what cities are seeing the biggest gains in college graduates?
1 | February 24, 2011 8:19pm |
Rolls-Royce is experimenting with eco-friendly drive-trains, and will be unveiling a fully electric vehicle next month at the Geneva Auto Show.
1 | February 24, 2011 3:30pm |
With a northern New Jersey upbringing, a West Point education and overseas military stints in their background, the Boggiano brothers might not be pegged for environmentalists. But they launched...
February 24, 2011 4:00am |
Chicago's new mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to add miles of bike lanes, retrofit more buildings, and encourage urban agriculture. Find out what else he plans to do to make Chicago a leader in...
11 | February 23, 2011 8:44pm |
A new study shows how cities big and small have developed innovative transportation systems. Find out what cities made the list.
4 | February 23, 2011 9:00am |
In an attempt to ease congestion in Los Angeles, city officials will deploy of an electronic toll system that allows single passenger vehicles to shift into high-occupancy vehicle lanes.
4 | February 23, 2011 6:41am |