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Within a few years NASA hopes to fly a piloted X-plane, replacing the wings and engines of a Tecnam P2006T with electric-powered propellers.
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NASA’s Electric Aircraft Could Revolutionize Your Work Commute

Planes could soon be ditching the jet fuel for electricity.

05/13/2015

Paul Elio inside his Elio's trunk (Photo: Elio Motors)

$6,800 Car Gets 84 Miles Per Gallon, But It’s Missing One Thing

A car that gets 84 miles per gallon and costs just $6800, yet is made in America might be the solution to every Bay Area road warrior’s problems, and it is on its way soon according to Elio Motors.

05/13/2015

A Caltrain ticket vending machine.

Caltrain Spending $15M On Hand-Me-Down Rail Cars From Los Angeles’ Metrolink To Help Alleviate Crowding

Ridership on Caltrain is at an all-time high, so the transit agency is investing in some hand-me-down train cars from Los Angeles to help handle all the passengers.

04/13/2015

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Muni’s New Pilot Program Charging Tech Shuttles Prompts Protesters To Block Buses

Muni’s new pilot program charging Google and other tech corporate shuttles to share a network of designated bus stops in San Francisco prompted protesters to block buses leaving from the Mission District Friday morning.

08/01/2014

A car drives in the carpool lane (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Survey Finds Most California Commuters Drive Solo

Even without a transportation strike, about half of Bay Area commuters drive solo to work every day, according to a new survey out Thursday which shows that overall two-thirds of Californians drive to work alone.

08/01/2013

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BART Strike Has Led More Bay Area Workers To Bike To Work

Commuters are finding all types of alternatives to get to work.

07/04/2013

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Thousands Of Bay Area Residents Participate In Bike To Work Day

The annual celebration is an example of how commuting by bicycle has gotten easier in the Bay Area.

05/09/2013

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BART Marks 20th Month Of Ridership Increases

One of the Bay Area’s largest transit agencies is becoming even busier. BART ridership was up nearly 7% in the latest fiscal quarter, compared to the same time period last year. That marks 20 consecutive months of growth in BART’s ridership.

08/10/2012

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San Jose Adds Miles Of Bike Lanes For Commuters

The San Jose City Council was expected Tuesday to approve a plan to add eight miles of bike lanes in the downtown area.

04/10/2012

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San Jose City Council Funds 400 Miles Of Road Repairs

Drivers can expect a much smoother ride on some of San Jose’s bumpiest roads now that the city council has given the thumbs-up to a limited amount of funding for priority road repair.

03/28/2012

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