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17

Mar

What is a megacommuter?
Imagine a 50-mile, 90-minute commute to work; that is reality for some 600,000 American megacommuters.

What is a megacommuter?

Imagine a 50-mile, 90-minute commute to work; that is reality for some 600,000 American megacommuters.

27

Nov

Autism tied to pollution from trafficIt’s not known how air pollution might increase autism risk, but previous studies suggest it’s biologically plausible.

Autism tied to pollution from traffic
It’s not known how air pollution might increase autism risk, but previous studies suggest it’s biologically plausible.

16

Nov

Traffic makes grasshoppers sing louder'Man-made noise' not only influences how we communicate but it also has changed how grasshoppers attract mates.

Traffic makes grasshoppers sing louder
'Man-made noise' not only influences how we communicate but it also has changed how grasshoppers attract mates.

17

Jul

New Ford technology makes traffic, parking more bearableOne new system will gauge the driver’s stress and then alter safety alerts or block cellphone reception to allow the drive to better focus.

New Ford technology makes traffic, parking more bearable
One new system will gauge the driver’s stress and then alter safety alerts or block cellphone reception to allow the drive to better focus.

21

Dec

Do medical marijuana laws decrease traffic deaths?A controversial new paper claims that the passage of states’ medical marijuana laws have reduced traffic fatalities.

Do medical marijuana laws decrease traffic deaths?
A controversial new paper claims that the passage of states’ medical marijuana laws have reduced traffic fatalities.

06

Dec

Do medical marijuana laws decrease traffic deaths?A controversial new paper claims that medical marijuana laws could be associated with a decrease in the number of alcoholic drinks consumed.

Do medical marijuana laws decrease traffic deaths?
A controversial new paper claims that medical marijuana laws could be associated with a decrease in the number of alcoholic drinks consumed.

22

Nov

Experts discuss holiday traffic gridlock (so you don’t have to)Plan to travel during off hours and don’t rely too much on the GPS to get you to and from your Thanksgiving festivities.

Experts discuss holiday traffic gridlock (so you don’t have to)
Plan to travel during off hours and don’t rely too much on the GPS to get you to and from your Thanksgiving festivities.

Gas gobblers: A holiday travel guideThanksgiving is responsible for one of America’s biggest travel weeks. Here’s how to cope, even if you haven’t done the right thing and gotten rid of that turkey in the garage.

Gas gobblers: A holiday travel guide
Thanksgiving is responsible for one of America’s biggest travel weeks. Here’s how to cope, even if you haven’t done the right thing and gotten rid of that turkey in the garage.

16

Nov

Congestion study identifies nightmare roadsThe most congested stretch of highway in the U.S. is on the Harbor Freeway in L.A., specifically the 3-mile stretch of northbound California Highway 110.

Congestion study identifies nightmare roads
The most congested stretch of highway in the U.S. is on the Harbor Freeway in L.A., specifically the 3-mile stretch of northbound California Highway 110.

09

Jul

Los Angeles prepares for ‘Carmageddon’Temporary shutdown of vital freeway expected to create traffic jams more than 30 miles long.

Los Angeles prepares for ‘Carmageddon’
Temporary shutdown of vital freeway expected to create traffic jams more than 30 miles long.