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There’s a way to end traffic. And it involves cash. Read More...

The familiar sight of a traffic jam. Credit: Michael Gil / Flickr Creative Commons

Traffic isn't just bad for our moods — it's also hurting the planet. Daniel Gross delves into the underlying engineering behind traffic jams, and how cleaning them up will also reduce emissions. Read More...

Chicago Skyway

With school back in session, freeways across the country are more congested than ever. One traffic expert says there’s a clear solution. But are people willing to pay? Read More...

Stuck in traffic

Whether it's your morning commute or a weekend trip to the beach, nothing's more frustrating than sitting in traffic. Kara Kockelman, University of Texas engineering professor, has a solution, but are people willing to pay? Read More...

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If you’ve ever sat behind the wheel of a car – especially between, say, the hours of 6 to 9 in the morning, or 4 to 6 at night – you’ll know exactly what Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell means when he says he’s fed up with traffic. “What frustrates me,” Rendell says, “is traffic delays because we haven’t kept up with capacity.” Since 1980, the number of vehicles on the road has increased by 104%, while lane capacity has inched forward by only 4%. So Rendell decided to do something about it.

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