Hackers Get Free Ride On California FasTrak Toll System

Security researcher Nate Lawson has found that the California Bay Area's FasTrak toll transponders have some significant privacy problems. The RFID devices are designed to receive and transmit data to allow for stop-free tollways, but Lawson's research found that someone with the right know-how and an RFID reader… » 8/07/08 1:20pm 8/07/08 1:20pm

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

Increased Road Privatization On The Way, According to the Washington Post

"Everything they're doing is designed to drive things to privatization," Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure highways and transit subcommittee told the Washington Post. He was speaking about the Bush administration and its appointees at the Department of Transportation, who the… » 3/24/08 5:45pm 3/24/08 5:45pm

Colorado Officials Allegedly Steer Traffic Toward Toll Road

Bloggers at Unbossed.com have uncovered an effort by some Colorado government officials to steer drivers onto a beltway around Denver — built through a public-private partnership — to protect the road's developers. According to the site, Local officials dropped the speed limit on a nearby two-lane, rural highway from… » 8/16/05 1:37pm 8/16/05 1:37pm