traffic

On the road again

"George swears no one in Austin has a job. He says people call each other and make plans to follow one another around in their cars all day, because that's the only way Austin can have rush-hour traffic indefinitely. "

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Traffic congestion soars in 2013 coinciding with economic growth, report says

Following two years of overall decline, the amount of traffic congestion in 2013 grew 6 percent from 2012 — outpacing the U.S. economy's growth by about three times, according to traffic data firm Inrix.

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Iced in: Interstates in Atlanta, Birmingham gridlocked due to impassable conditions

Chunks of some major Interstates in Atlanta and Birmingham have been closed or at a standstill for nearly a full day due to snow and ice. Here's road closure information, along with photos from the scenes.

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Going where others won’t: Owner-operator Jimmy Nevarez

Nevarez has made a career specialty out of short-haul in Los Angeles, Calif., as an owner-operator in spite of the many naysayers who told him it couldn't be done.

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Horror or not: Growing consumer interest in driverless cars

Does growing interest show potential for four-wheeler safety improvement -- or the opposite?...

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What happened to right-lane running? Readers respond

Readers respond to Thom Jansen's question what happened to the an old credo taught to him by this driver father about always running in the right lane except when passing.

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Use the CB to cope with ‘freight-training’ traffic phenomenon

"We can’t change how everyone drives," says independent Rey Moreno in this story, "but we do have the direct ability to change how we as professional drivers move through the crowd."

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VDOT reopens SB I-81 lanes near Blacksburg

Big backups around Blackburg, Va., were eased Thursday, Aug. 29 with the reopening of lanes obstructed by a landslide.

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Things you should know about heart attacks

Several risk factors you may not have been aware of, from respiratory infections in those with ongoing heart disease to long-term stress of dense traffic.

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Report: Congestion on roadways still increasing, signals recovery acceleration

Traffic congestion in May increased 9.3 percent nationally from May of last year, says the monthly Gridlock Index from Inrix, who says the increase is an indicator of a strengthening economy.

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