Archive for August 4th, 2013

Community celebrates planes, trains and automobiles – KTVO

Community celebrates planes, trains and automobiles
KTVO
CENTERVILLE, IOWA — Eugene Aldrich has been a pilot for over 40 years, and today four generations of his family can say they share a similar passion for flying high in the sky. “I used to be out here giving rides on the fly-ins and working with them

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The auto market’s new normal – The Detroit News

The auto market's new normal
The Detroit News
U.S. auto sales have roared into the summer on pace to sell 16 million units for the year, a welcome return to normal, pre-Great Recession sales volumes after a harrowing few years that included two Detroit bankruptcies, a tsunami that stymied Japanese

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CTA planning to get new L cars with fewer aisle-facing seats – Chicago Sun-Times


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CTA planning to get new L cars with fewer aisle-facing seats
Chicago Sun-Times
The CTA is planning to buy new L cars with fewer aisle-facing seats, after hearing complaints from riders that its last redesign had too many of the cattle-car-type seats that allow more riders to be packed on board during busy times.. The new cars
New CTA 'Customer-Friendly' Rail Cars On The Way With One Big Change Huffington Post
CTA Unveils New Seating Plan For Train CarsNBC Chicago
Chicago Changes Gears On Rail Car SeatsNew Hampshire Public Radio

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More cities taxing tourists’ hotel rooms, rental cars – USA TODAY

More cities taxing tourists' hotel rooms, rental cars
USA TODAY
It's not just pricey airfare, hotel rooms or car rentals, although those rates have been rising. The less-noticed budget buster: more taxes and fees levied on such purchases. States, counties and cities continue to weigh taxes and surcharges aimed

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Cars banned as Rome moves to protect Coliseum – NBCNews.com (blog)


NBCNews.com (blog)
Cars banned as Rome moves to protect Coliseum
NBCNews.com (blog)
By Claudio Lavanga, Correspondent, NBC News. ROME — The Coliseum in Rome was arguably the most beautiful traffic circle in the world. For decades, thousands of cars and vespas zipped around the ancient amphitheater every day. But from Saturday, all 

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Cars banned on Colosseum street by Rome’s cycling mayor – Reuters


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Cars banned on Colosseum street by Rome's cycling mayor
Reuters
In the hours before the closure, motorbikes and cars circled the Colosseum beeping their horns and taking photos to mark the last time they would take a route immortalized by Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck's scooter ride in the 1953 film Roman Holiday.
New Rome Mayor Bans Cars Near ColosseumABC News

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Best performance cars: 10 cars with style, speed and a dose of practicality – Digital Trends


Digital Trends
Best performance cars: 10 cars with style, speed and a dose of practicality
Digital Trends
Just throw a few million dollars at the problem, charge a king's ransom to recoup that money, and build so few that no two examples will ever occupy the same time zone. It's that easy. Building a lot of cars that are both fun to drive and relatively

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Prius Tricked Out as a Lowrider – Wall Street Journal

Prius Tricked Out as a Lowrider
Wall Street Journal
Car buffs get together at the Sin City Smart Club in Las Vegas to show off their souped-up Smart cars. WSJ's Zusha Elinson reports. LAS VEGAS—On a summer Saturday morning, Jimmy Redmond drove his tangerine-colored lowrider with tinted windows into 

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Defcon 21: Driverless cars? More like ‘four-wheeled Terminators’ – Digital Trends


Digital Trends
Defcon 21: Driverless cars? More like 'four-wheeled Terminators'
Digital Trends
If I've said it once, I've said it a million times: Real cars died the day we stopped installing carburetors and started packing the things full of as many computer modules as possible. And now, just like clockwork, our Frankenstein monsters are coming

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What if aliens mistook cars for the dominant life form on Earth? – io9

What if aliens mistook cars for the dominant life form on Earth?
io9
If an extraterrestrial were to spy on certain corners of the Earth, might it decide that the automobile was top dog on our planet? The 1966 short film What on Earth! pokes fun at car culture by imagining a misunderstanding Martian report on Earth's

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