Tag: infrastructure

15 Posts

Making long-haul trucking greener
Jun 02, 2017

Keep on Trucking (But Plug Them In, Add Drones, and Make Them Autonomous)

Jim Motavalli

From Europe, great solutions for reforming the dirty business of long-distance trucking.

infrastructure alternative vehicles

Jul 26, 2016

Our Roads and Bridges are Crumbling, and Nobody Wants to Pay to Fix Them

Jim Motavalli

The sensible thing, given a $14 billion deficit annually, would be to either raise gas taxes or impose a mileage tax. But politicians are allergic to the word "tax."


Bear crossing roadway
Jun 23, 2016

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Kieran Lindsey

And how exactly did it do that? Animal crossings here. 

infrastructure wildlife safety

Dec 23, 2015

Colorado's Great EV Deal: A $10K Leaf and Plug-In Pale Ale

Jim Motavalli

Fort Collins, Colorado and Orlando, Florida are "deployment communities" for electric cars, and that includes lots of public charging, EV rental cars, and cheap deals. How does a $24,000 BMW i3 sound?

electric vehicles infrastructure

Dec 07, 2015

"Bikes vs. Cars": A Film That Fights the Tyranny of the Tailpipe

Jim Motavalli

In Toronto, a biker or pedestrian is hit in traffic every three hours; someone is killed every seven hours. Los Angeles and São Paulo, Brazil are no better, but Copenhagen is paradise for two wheelers, the new movie says.

bicycles infrastructure reviews

Cars using radar to avoid hitting animals
Dec 02, 2015

Radar Love: Can Radar Prevent Car/Wildlife Collisions?

Kieran Lindsey

Nothing ruins a scenic drive quite like running into an elk or a moose. Can radar help? Find out here!

wildlife safety infrastructure

Jun 05, 2015

5 Ways Tomorrow's Cities Will Kick Cars into the Background

Jim Motavalli

It's about time, in our humble opinions. Here's how new urban redesigns are giving pedestrians and cyclists the upper hand. 

car sharing bicycles infrastructure

May 01, 2015

From Cattle to Cars: Kansas City's Transportation Hub

Jim Motavalli

Ranchers once drove the beef to the rail head in centrally located Kansas City; now it's automakers and their suppliers that reap the benefits of building plants there.

infrastructure manufacturing

Mar 21, 2014

Pothole FAQ: All About Those Big Holes in the Road

Jim Motavalli

What causes potholes? Which states have the biggest? And do I have any recourse if my car gets damaged? Good luck with that last one. Everything you've ever wanted to know about potholes, this way. 

infrastructure potholes

Feb 13, 2014

About that Corvette Sinkhole...

Jim Motavalli

Catch that photo of the Corvettes in the sinkhole... aka, The World's Most Expensive Hole? Here's how it happened.