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Delta is creating a new five-tiered seating system

Comparing forecasts with reality — and why it's a problem for policymakers.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jan 22, 2014
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The airport safety agency doesn't save any lives and causes needless hassle. Let's eliminate it.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 30, 2013
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Hybrids are catching on, but automakers are mostly focus on a variety of tweaks to combustion engines.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Dec 13, 2013
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Toyota is focused on developing hydrogen cars rather than plug-in electric vehicles like everyone else. Are they right? Or are the obstacles too steep?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Nov 27, 2013
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The FAA is now letting air travelers use electronics during takeoff and landing. That sort of change is fairly unprecedented.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 31, 2013
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A new study finds the famous 2009 vehicle trade-in program created some jobs and cut carbon emissions — but at a remarkably high cost.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 31, 2013
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It's not just better technology. States also need to sort through some extremely tricky licensing and liability issues.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 23, 2013
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A great presentation on how traffic forms and the bizarre psychology of driving.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 24, 2013
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The least efficient airline in the U.S. uses 26 percent more fuel than the most efficient. That's fairly surprising.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 21, 2013
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What the US Airways-American merger tells us about the odd economics of flying.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 14, 2013
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A much more critical assessment of Elon Musk's wild idea for public transportation.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 13, 2013
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Concerns that the merger, which would create the world's largest airline, would reduce competition and lead to fare hikes.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 13, 2013
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Musk says the Hyperloop would cost just $6 billion, or a tenth the cost of California's high-speed rail. History suggests otherwise.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 12, 2013
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It's a series of tubes.

The high cost of owning a car and the availability of alternatives like transit or biking were high on the list of reasons given.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 7, 2013
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On Tuesday, the EPA said that it would look into ways to adjust the nation's biofuels targets in the years ahead.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 7, 2013
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Power outages. Disrupted communications. Diverted airplanes. How business is coping with big risks from outer space.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jul 13, 2013
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Here's a simple math puzzle that the vast majority of people get wrong.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jun 6, 2013
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Better Place, the Israeli electric car company has gone bankrupt. But could its innovative battery-swapping idea live on?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • May 27, 2013
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