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Cities around the country that have installed energy-efficient traffic lights are discovering a hazardous downside: The bulbs don't burn hot enough to melt snow and can become crusted over in a storm -- a problem blamed for dozens of accidents and at

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“Our electric ‘G’ is absolutely the most important tractor on the farm. It has three times the power of the original ‘G’ which is huge and [has] enough battery life to do everything we need to on our diversified 8-acre farm… It’s totally silent. You

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BBC News

The UK team aiming to smash its own land speed record by driving a car beyond 1,000mph has settled on a final design for the vehicle. It calls for a major re-configuration of the vehicle's two power units, with a Eurofighter jet engine now being posi

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AP

All aboard on this train doesn't mean just people. It means minivans, cars and motorcycles, too. To board you have to be packing some serious luggage: every traveler must also be transporting a vehicle. Amtrak's Auto Train, the only one like it in

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For around 13 grand, Electric Cars of Springfield (ECOS) will turn your old beater into an all-electric commuter car. But for a few bucks (around $77,000) more, they'll build you an entire, turn-key sports car. It's called the Harbinger. It hits an e

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Dutch News.nl

People without a working kilometer tax meter in their cars once the system is introduced in 2012 face six months in jail or a fine of up to €18,500, the Telegraaf reports on Tuesday. People caught fiddling the meter can be jailed for up to four years

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Washington Post

The Obama administration will propose the federal government take over safety regulation of the nation's subway and light-rail systems, responding to what it says is haphazard and ineffective oversight by state agencies.

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NY Times

[The guys who didn't get a taxpayer bailout!] While its crosstown rivals stumbled through bankruptcy this summer, the Ford Motor Company pressed its advantage, and delivered surprising news that its cost-cutting efforts and improving sales helped it

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AP

5 times larger than the Titanic, the $1.5 billion ship has seven neighborhoods, an ice rink, a small golf course and a 750-seat outdoor amphitheater. It has 2,700 cabins and can accommodate 6,300 passengers and 2,100 crew members. Accommodations i

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New York Times

DETROIT — Many workers at the Ford Motor Company are signaling that they are unwilling to help the automaker cut its labor costs further, by voting against what would be the third round of concessions in the last two years.

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AP

The Consumer Product Safety Commission voted Wednesday to write mandatory rules to regulate the four-wheel vehicles, after more than 100 deaths since 2003. Riders have suffered dozens of injuries, too - some leading to amputations. ROVs, also call

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arclein

What is immediately clear is that such a train is superior to air transport over those distances. It is competitive on energy costs, ticket cost, and traveler comfort and on time usage. Even more important, the end points can and are built into the c

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Your Auto Network blog

G.M. and Penske failed to reach an agreement on the sale of the Saturn division. Saturn will be closing the doors of their dealerships soon. Those owning Saturns could find replacement parts hard to come by in the future. Furthermore, what you should

News Link • Global Reported By Cary Lockwood
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AP

Penske said it negotiated with another manufacturer to make Saturn cars, but that company's board of directors rejected the agreement. Penske spokesman Anthony Pordon would not identify the other manufacturer. GM had agreed to keep building the

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Loma Linda, California may become the latest municipality to end dangerous automated ticketing schemes within its jurisdiction. The city has about a year left with beleaguered, faux-Arizona-based Redflex Traffic Systems. Of Australia.

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NY Times

“We think that’s overkill,” Clayton Boyce, spokesman for the American Trucking Associations, said of a federal bill that would force states to ban texting while driving if they want to keep receiving federal highway money. The legislation will be

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MSNBC

During an inspection, workers discovered a problem with a steel link that helps hold up the bridge's eastern portion. The link — part of a network of eight similar pieces — is about two inches thick and was cracked halfway through.

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Evan McCausland

If you were wondering just when Porsche would unveil a revamped 911 Turbo, your wait is over. The automaker revealed the new 2010 Turbo today, well in advance of its September premiere.

While the car receives a number of small visual tweaks first launched on the 2009 911, the biggest news is what lies underneath the hood. The new 911 Turbo ditches the 3.6-liter mill found in the current car, and moves to a direct-injection, twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six. Porsche says the new engine pumps out 500 hp (20 hp more than the current 911 Turbo), all while improving both fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

A six-speed manual transmission is standard equipment, but the hallmark of the latest 911 range--Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission--is available as an option. We’re happy to hear buyers can eschew Porsche’s standard PDK steering wheel for an optional wheel with simplified shift paddles (the right paddle triggers an upsh

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WND

"Oregon has successfully tested a Vehicle Miles Traveled fee, and it is time to expand and test the VMT program across the country," he said. "A VMT system can better assess fees based on use of our roads and bridges, as well as during times of peak congestion, than a fee based on fuel consumption.

"It is time to get creative and find smart ways to rebuild and renew America's deteriorating infrastructure," he said.

 

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