Think California's lost the knack to inspire and create? New fuel economy standards -born and bred here - launched a revolution that Washington and even Detroit are ready to accept. Using federal clean-air rules, the Obama administration is decreeing that cars and light trucks must boost mileage to 35 miles per gallon from the current 25 over the next six years. Emissions - the climate change kind - also will drop as vehicles burn less gas and spew less from tail pipes.
Land preservation efforts in Silicon Valley and surrounding areas have had only a minor effect on housing construction, according to a new Stanford study that looks to end decades of squabbling between environmentalists and developers. The study, published online recently in the journal Biological Conservation, found that much of the land preserved over the past 50 years would have been only marginally useful for housing....Over the years, developers and business groups have complained that converting so much land into protected open space has made what's left so expensive that young famili
It may be that only the wallets of drivers, transit riders and noncommuters alike can save Caltrain from drastically cutting its train service or perhaps even folding. A day after Caltrain unveiled the need to chop $30 million per year from its $97 million annual operating budget, likely requiring them to eliminate all weekend, midday and weeknight trains, officials searched for a savior.
The federal government issued final rules establishing the first greenhouse gas emissions standards for automobiles and light trucks on Thursday, ending a 30-year battle between regulators and automakers
Maj. Gen. Robert A. Harding, a retired Army intelligence officer, had been selected to take over the Transportation Security Administration but abruptly withdrew his nomination amid questions about his work as a defense contractor.
Business is up as a price war started by Toyota drives sales higher. Ford and GM report a 43% gain over the same month last year. Toyota says sales are up 41%, and Honda reports a 22% increase.
Facing its second straight weekend of wide-scale disruption, British Airways on Wednesday revoked from striking personnel the free and heavily discounted air travel that has long been a treasured perk of employees at major carriers around the world.
The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted 11 to 2 on Wednesday afternoon to implement a package of severe cuts to transit service, including the elimination of a subway line and dozens of bus routes.
After weeks of bickering over how to cut the deficit-ridden budget, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers agreed Monday to trim $1.1 billion from mass transit but give new tax breaks to home buyers and green-technology companies.
Tuesday’s transport strike was an aggravation, not a catastrophe, for Parisians, with only minimal disruptions to the subway system.