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News and Articles About Transportation

Built for Business: Midtown Manhattan in the 1920s
New York City

Built for Business: Midtown Manhattan in the 1920s

A swirl of development, spurred on by Grand Central Terminal's construction, shaped New York City's central business district as a major epicenter of American capitalism.
Donald Miller
Are Trains and Self-Driving Cars Headed for a (Political) Collision?
Innovation

Are Trains and Self-Driving Cars Headed for a (Political) Collision?

The promise of autonomous vehicles is becoming a talking point for opponents of mass transit systems.
David Z. Morris
Uber's Nonprofit Ride-Sharing Pilot Program in China Shifts Into High Gear
Uber

Uber's Nonprofit Ride-Sharing Pilot Program in China Shifts Into High Gear

'People's Uber,' the company's pilot program that connects car owners with passengers, is expanding its presence in China.
Catherine Clifford
This Ridesharing Service You've Never Heard of Has 10 Million Members and Counting
Ridesharing Apps

This Ridesharing Service You've Never Heard of Has 10 Million Members and Counting

BlaBlaCar is like Uber for long-distance trips, and this week it just launched in its 13th country.
Catherine Clifford
Self-Healing Phones? Try Roads That Fix Themselves.
Far Out Tech

Self-Healing Phones? Try Roads That Fix Themselves.

What if a road existed that never had a crack or a pothole? Science might have a solution.
Jason Fell
Look Out, Uber: A Ride-Sharing Service in NYC Is Peddling $10 Flat Rates
Ridesharing Apps

Look Out, Uber: A Ride-Sharing Service in NYC Is Peddling $10 Flat Rates

Ride-hailing app Gett announces a promotion where every ride in Manhattan is $10 for the rest of 2014. Flat fare. Any time.
Catherine Clifford
The Feds Don't Want In-Flight Cell Phone Calls, Either
Travel

The Feds Don't Want In-Flight Cell Phone Calls, Either

The U.S. Department of Transportation has a hang-up with in-flight calls, perhaps enough to put an official kibosh on them – and soon.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How to Make the Most of Your Money While on Vacation
Vacations

How to Make the Most of Your Money While on Vacation

Start with focusing on these three vacation expenses.
J.D. Roth
$15,000 Could Be Yours If You Fix This Evil Airport Affliction
Travel

$15,000 Could Be Yours If You Fix This Evil Airport Affliction

Calling all brains: The TSA is looking for someone to help them figure out this major airport headache -- and is willing to pay for the solution.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Tell Us: Uber, Lyft or Traditional Taxi -- What's Your Favorite Way of Getting a Ride?
National Small Business Week

Tell Us: Uber, Lyft or Traditional Taxi -- What's Your Favorite Way of Getting a Ride?

As car-sharing services continue to gain steam, we want to know how you prefer to get around when you need a ride.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Finland's Capital Wants to Do Away With Car Ownership
Ridesharing Apps

Finland's Capital Wants to Do Away With Car Ownership

By 2025, Helsinki aims to have residents get around on trains, bikes, and with car-sharing rides. Nobody will own their own car.
Catherine Clifford
Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal
Uber

Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal

The decision hinged upon a differentiation between traditional taxicab meters and the smartphone technology by which Uber charges passengers.
Geoff Weiss
The Median Income of an Uber Driver in NYC Is Nearly $100,000
Salary

The Median Income of an Uber Driver in NYC Is Nearly $100,000

Uber published some staggering figures on its company blog about how much money its drivers make.
Geoff Weiss
A Panic Button and No Steering Wheel: A Look at Google's First Self-Driving Car
Self-driving Cars

A Panic Button and No Steering Wheel: A Look at Google's First Self-Driving Car

The tech giant unveils a prototype of a tiny car that drives itself -- no human intervention required.
Jason Fell