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The Pandemic Put an End to Rush Hour. What Happens Now?

Remote work generally reduces driving. But the travel behavior of telecommuters isn’t as straightforward as it might seem.Before everything got weird and terrible, there were these things called rush hours. Between, say,...

This Arcane Manual Could Lead to More Human-Friendly Cities

For decades, the federal government has issued a guide for designing streets. Activists want to make it better for pedestrians and cyclists.There’s a reason that a stop sign in Sheboygan looks like...

When Driving Is (Partially) Automated, People Drive More

A study finds that users of advanced driver-assistance systems drive 4,888 more miles per year than similar drivers without the feature. Researchers, industry executives, and government officials have long puzzled over how self-driving...

The Ford F-150 Lightning Is the Electric Vehicle of Dystopia

The automaker says the battery inside the pickup can power a home for three days—useful in a world of fires, floods, and freezes. When Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to a stage in...

The Most Radical Thing About Ford's Electric Pickup? The Cost

After tax credits, the base model of the electric pickup will be cheaper than its gas-fueled sibling, removing what has been a big barrier for EV sales.The all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning, which...

All Those Electric Vehicles Pose a Problem for Building Roads

Gas taxes are the largest source of funding for highway construction and maintenance. As more cars plug in, that revenue is shrinking.Last week, Washington governor Jay Inslee—the guy who, while running for...

When a Pipeline Goes Down, Tanker Trucks Come to the Rescue

But driving millions of gallons of gas around the country is trickier than you might think.On Wednesday night, the Colonial Pipeline Company, which operates the country’s largest pipeline system for refined oil,...

Biden Makes a Deal With Uber and Lyft in the Name of Vaccines

Despite his unease with the ride-hail business model, the president needs help getting more Americans to vaccination sites to meet his July 4 deadline.Joe Biden has been president for only four months,...

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