Everyone who has ever sat on a stalled subway train knows that the MTA, the agency responsible for keeping New York City transportation running, is broken. Why? We asked MTA employees to tell us.
Vehicle-to-infrastructure tech (V2I) is a tool often touted by some automakers as being key to making the roads safer by allowing cars to communicate with traffic signals and the like. Late last month, General Motors and the state of Michigan announced they had taken tiny, but crucial, steps on the V2I front, with one…
There are faster roads. There are more famous roads. But I don’t think there are outright cooler roads than this one, the Strada della Forra, so very close to fame.
If you think about it, parking your car anywhere besides at your own house is kind of a scary thing. Cars are valuable, and, weirdly, it’s totally normal for us to just leave them on the sides of streets, sometimes for hours. Most of the time, the cars sit, unmolested. During those other times, especially when the…
There’s no doubt that the United States of America is a treasure trove of awesome and amazing natural beauty. You know what else America is a treasure trove of? Long-ass roads with absolutely nothing on them. You want to get off of those as quickly as possible.
If you’ve driven anywhere in the United States, then you’re aware of how bad our roads are. Potholes, cracks and structurally deficient bridges all increase our travel times and cause extra wear on our vehicles. Part of the reason for this lies in the materials used in our infrastructure—but scientists have some new…
Right in front of a tire shop in Jersey City, there exists a small, symbiotic community: a huge, deep pothole and the group of guys who like to watch cars bottom out in it. It’s a simple life, but a rewarding one, punctuated with the scrapes of underbody slamming into asphalt and the exultant screams of the voyeurs.
Many find the idea of generating electricity from our roadways very appealing. People went nuts over the idea of solar roadways, even though that’s a singularly terrible idea. There’s actually a much better way to extract energy from roads, and California state officials agreed last week to provide $2.3 million for…
As part of its Dieselgate settlement, Volkswagen has been ordered to put $2 billion toward investing in projects that promote zero-emissions technology. It seems that super fast charging stations will wisely be the first leg of that investment.
A gas leak beneath westbound lanes of I-20 between Candler and Gresham, Georgia caused a section of the highway to buckle Monday morning. All westbound lanes have been closed.
There’s a tendency to think that ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft will help seriously reduce congestion in major cities. If that’s the case, San Francisco hasn’t seen it. City officials are now reportedly considering “legal action” against the state of California to obtain location data of records of tens of…
The story of the world’s largest tunneling machine, Big Bertha, is filled with hiccups and missteps along its nearly two-mile journey under the city of Seattle. On Tuesday, Bertha saw light—and there’s pictures to show for it.
Driving in a circle to improve traffic flow may seem a weird, European concept for the uninitiated, so Michigan police are encouraging motorists to get on board and understand how to tackle them.
A massive fire that broke out underneath Interstate 85 in midtown Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour caused a section of the roadway to collapse. No injuries have been reported.
If you have a pulse and have driven in a car, you understand our roadways suck. That’s also true in Portland, Oregon, where a group of self-described anarchists have reportedly patched a few potholes to call attention to the piece of shit that is the city’s roads.
How many times have you driven across a bridge and thought, “What are the chances that this just collapsed under me?” And then you gave yourself a shake and then thought, “Nah! It’s probably structurally sound!” Well, maybe. Maaaaybe.
Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton fractured two bones in his back in 2014, when he was involved in a crash in one of Charlotte’s most treacherous intersections. Two years after he and hundreds of other residents called for it, it’s finally getting a traffic light.
The next time you walk down a sidewalk and come to a street crossing, you may notice some strange bumps and patterns in the concrete. I always thought these were for water drainage or extra traction. I was wrong! The real reason is much more complex and fascinating.