These are the 10 cities with the worst traffic:
> Congestion score: 14.7
> Population density: 1,305.4 people per sq. mile (9th highest)
> Average commute time: 29.2 minutes (tied for 10th highest)
> Pct. driving to work: 76.6% (8th lowest)
It took commuters in Boston 14.7% longer to travel during peak hours than it would without traffic in 2012. This is more than double the nationwide congestion level. Among the major reasons for [...]
The stress of commuting can lead to workers dying earlier than their more relaxed colleagues
Commuters take more sick leave and gain more weight over their working lives
People complaining of a killer commute may be closer to the truth than they realise.
Research has found that workers with long commutes of over 30 miles die younger than those who live closer to their work.
Social geographer Erika Sandow from Sweden’s Umeå University presented her [...]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An annual study of national driving patterns shows that Americans spent 5.5 billion additional hours sitting in traffic in 2011.
Many Chicago-area homeowners, commuters and even gun buyers will feel the pain of a bigger government financial bite this year because of a host of new and higher taxes, fees, fines and fares.
In Chicago, water bills will rise significantly, property taxes will go up, parking meter rates will jump yet again and speed cameras will start fining lead-footed drivers near schools and parks. Across Cook County, smokers, gun buyers and [...]
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg warns thousands of people are in need of shelter including 20,000 in public housing
Superstorm Sandy killed at least 113 people in the US // Almost 2million still have no power as cold weather sets in
Hundreds of thousands of commuters today face tricky journeys into the city as public transport remains patchy
Concerns rising that New York and New Jersey voters won’t get to polling stations on tomorrow’s Election Day
Up to 40,000 New [...]
At first glance, it looks like any other skateboard.
But in fact, this is the world’s lightest electric vehicle – and is capable of reaching speeds of 20mph.
The Stanford students behind the Boosted Board say it could be used by tourists, commuters and for everyday getting around.
The booster board is ridden like an existing longboard
The Boosted Board is built on a standard longboard, and weighs 12lbs.
Two brushless motors are used [...]
Despite an aggressive campaign of job creation, a new report shows that New York City’s unemployment rate has risen to 10 percent– the same rate seen during the height of the recession in September 2009.
The rise had James Brown, the principal economist with the New York Labor Department, explaining the details of labor growth and stagnation, reported WCBS 880?s Marla Diamond.
“A lot of the growth in New York City has [...]
ATLANTA — Commuters battling traffic in the Bay Area or New York might protest, but Atlanta-area traffic seems to be uniquely awful.
For more than a decade, Atlanta has been among the fastest-growing regions in the country, but the road and rail system in a state that ranks 49th in per capita transportation spending just could not keep up.
Hourlong commutes are common, and more than 80 percent of commuters drive alone. [...]
Look about below, New York City commuters, there’s incoming. President Obama is parachuting in during the afternoon commute to lighten the wallets of as many New Yorkers as he can while stymying the rest of them in traffic.
Air Force One is scheduled to land at JFK airport in Queens at 4:35 pm – just as rush hour gets underway – and then race into town for a three-fundraiser romp through [...]
By Andy Grimm and Cynthia DizikesTribune reporters4:59 p.m. CDT, May 14, 2012
Dozens of demonstrators dashed into the Loop building housing President Barack Obama‘s campaign headquarters this morning, slipping past security guards and running up escalators as they kicked off what they called a “Week Without Capitalism.”
Eight protesters were led out in handcuffs about half an hour later after they refused to clear the lobby. They were cheered by other demonstrators who began [...]
Silly me. I thought “HOV” when used in connection with expressway traffic meant “High Occupancy Vehicle.” Apparently not, now that California is allowing a 2012 version of the Chevy Volt to use HOV lanes, even by drivers who have no passengers. Maybe the acronym really stands for “Haughty Obama Vehicles.” Or “Hapless Odd Vehicles.” Or “Have-to Offload (these slow-selling) Vehicles.” I’m sure readers can do better.
As would be expected, no [...]
It’s still unclear why the agents were sent down a stretch of highway controlled by Mexican drug gangs, but how the doors magically openned is an even bigger mystery.
Nick Miroff and William Booth
February 15, 2012
MEXICO CITY — When U.S. special agent Jaime Zapata was shot dead one year ago on a notorious stretch of highway in central Mexico, he was driving a $160,000 armored Chevy Suburban, built to exacting government standards, [...]
IN THE MAELSTROM of tax increases proposed by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), it’s easy to lose track of which are most critical. For a start, it’s useful to identify which needs have been most and longest neglected — and near the top of that list is transportation.
It’s been 20 years since Maryland raised its gasoline tax, the largest source of transportation funding. As construction costs have risen, the revenue [...]
(Telegraph) McDonald’s, the fast food chain, announced a record annual turnover of $27bn as it continued to win market share around the world and vowed to open 1,300 new outlets this year.
The company, which has enjoyed a stellar few years following the economic crisis, said that its turnover had increased by 12pc to $27bn, with net income increasing 11pc to $5.5bn.
This is the ninth consecutive year that sales have increased [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) – Undaunted by talk of a new terror threat, New Yorkers and Washingtonians wove among police armed with assault rifles and waited with varying degrees of patience at security checkpoints Friday while intelligence officials scrambled to nail down information on a possible al-Qaida strike timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
How valid was the threat? Counterterror experts worked to answer that [...]
The power outage in San Diego has created massive gridlock across the city as rush-hour commuters struggle with traffic lights that have been knocked out of service, police said Thursday afternoon.
“Our biggest problem right now is gridlock,” said Lt. Andra Brown of the San Diego Police Department. “It’s rush hour.”
She said the department was calling in off-duty officers to direct traffic. The department had activated its [...]
New DHS video ignores previous controversy over deliberate racial overtones
Paul Joseph Watson
August 17, 2011
Despite causing controversy last month with a video that portrayed white middle class Americans as the most likely terrorists, the Department of Homeland Security has released yet another PSA that depicts an attempt to bomb a subway station not by Al-Qaeda Muslims, but well-dressed white people.
A new Public Service Announcement entitled ‘The Drop [...]
The cost of entering Manhattan via the Hudson River crossings would hit a staggering $15 for cash-paying customers this September under a Port Authority proposal.
Commuters using EZPass at the Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel and George Washington Bridge would pay $12 per trip – and that would increase to $14 in 2014, the bi-state agency announced Friday.
The current toll is $8.
The proposed increases would also [...]
JetBlue Airways is doing its part to help out commuters during this weekend’s so-called Carmageddon.
With the 405 Freeway set to be closed from late Friday until early Monday because of construction, the airline said it would offer $4 fares each way from Long Beach Airport to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.
“Fly JetBlue between Burbank and Long Beach this Saturday (7/16) only!” the airline’s website says. “Fares [...]
A teen mob of thieves hit a Walgreens off the Magnificent Mile this week, store officials confirm. (CBS)
CHICAGO (CBS) — The teenage robbery mobs are at it again on North Michigan Avenue.
Some 50 young people barged into a Walgreens at Michigan and Chicago on the Magnificent Mile on Tuesday afternoon. They took bottled drinks and sandwiches off the shelves, then ran off, CBS 2?s Suzanne Le Mignot.
A police report [...]
Brandon Asiata was stabbed in the chest in front of commuters at Bankstown railway station last night. (Facebook)
The ABC understands CCTV footage shows the victim of a fatal stabbing at a train station in Sydney’s south-west pulled the knife out of his own chest and repeatedly stabbed his alleged killer.
Brandon Siaa, also known as Brandon Nunu Asiata, 16, managed to stab the man in [...]
Long commutes ‘bad for marriage’: Swedish study
A long commute to work might further job prospects and put more money in the bank but it could also increase the risk for divorce by 40 percent, a new study from Umeå University in northern Sweden shows.
“To be able to commute to work can be a positive thing because it means you don’t have to uproot your family with [...]
With a roaring economy, gleaming new infrastructure and a rising profile on the world stage, one might assume China’s people are feeling pretty good about their lives these days.
Qilai Shen/European Pressphoto Agency
Commuters in a metro station in Shanghai…why so glum?
Not so, according to a new polling data from Gallup.
In results that seem to contradict a similar poll by the Pew Research Center, Gallup’s 2010 global [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A dread fear for most New Yorkers apparently came true for 28 people in Washington Heights Friday.
A video posted on YouTube shows what happened when the elevator commuters use to get to the #1 train at 181st street failed. It was packed with passengers at the time.
Eyewitnesses reported seeing “15 tank carriers carrying two tanks each heading towards Bahrain” along the 25-km King Fahd causeway, which links the small island nation of Bahrain to Saudi Arabia.”
More from RIA:
Protestors are mainly Shiites account for about 70% of the Bahraini population, but have long complained of discrimination and other abuses by the Sunni Khalifa dynasty that has ruled the tiny Gulf nation for [...]
Here’s who will benefit from “infrastructure spending”: Obama’s buddies, the unions.
How much of the $50 billion will go towards meeting union demands for increases in healthcare coverage and union worker pay, and how much will go to actually build roads, railroads, etc.?
From HuffPo, June 2010:
Road Workers Strike
For the first time in months, commuters on the Eisenhower Expressway Thursday morning might have felt a little wind [...]