NYC Congestion Charge Sputters And Dies, Your Cab Still Stuck In Traffic

We've told you before about New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg's proposal to charge New York drivers eight bucks to enter Manhattan during the day, a proposal that was carefully researched, drafted, approved of by Bloomberg, and then buck-passed to Albany, which people are always surprised to hear is the official… » 4/08/08 6:57am 4/08/08 6:57am

NYC Congestion Charge Moves Forward, Your Cab Still Standing Still

The New York City council has just approved the plan to charge up to an $8 fee to enter sections of Manhattan south of 60th Avenue. The plan was passed as a "home rules message" — sort of a plan to have a plan system which tells the state Senate Legislature to pass a bill a certain way. Whatever, that's just New… » 4/02/08 12:00pm 4/02/08 12:00pm

Drivers On Cell Phones Slow Traffic, Become Even More Unlikable

If you didn't dislike drivers who spend all their time in the car chatting away on their cell phones before, a new survey from the University of Utah is going to push you that much closer to grabbing a tire iron and smacking the crap out of their X3 (in places where Cell phone driving laws don't exist). The study… » 1/04/08 10:00am 1/04/08 10:00am

Would The ZAP Xebra Pay For Itself In London?

We previously mentioned that the Zap Xebra Electric Dorkmobile was headed to England. With congestion pricing in effect in London, electric cars are exempt and get drastically cheaper parking. Further, there are free charging stations located around London that theoretically provide free fuel. Assuming a 260 day work… » 1/03/08 11:15am 1/03/08 11:15am