Tech & Transport

From the home computer to the gas pump, find a variety of family-friendly ideas for a more eco-friendly household.

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Not every business can get one of the coveted six spots on your typical 'gas, food, lodging' highway sign. Competition can be stiff, so here's how it works.

By Nathan Chandler

A 2019 study evaluated public transportation in 100 U.S. cities and ranked them from best to worst. So who got top dibs, and how is theses cities and the residents benefiting?

By Cherise Threewitt

Pay-as-you-go electric scooters are becoming ubiquitous features of urban life. They're great for the environment, but how safe are they?

By Laurie L. Dove


Everything is digital these days, but your license plate? A California company is turning that metal plate into a digital billboard on the back of your car.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Studies are finding that the more technology and safety features we have in our cars, the worse we drive.

By Cherise Threewitt

Do ridesharing apps offer a less-discriminatory way to get a ride than hailing a taxi? A recent study says they can be just as difficult.

By Karen Kirkpatrick

Uber's ride-sharing service may be convenient, but it's also controversial. It can get you where you need to go, but it's definitely not the same as calling a cab.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler


Automotive repair is getting a bit less greasy and a lot more geeky. Will there be any need for the old-school mechanic's shop in the not-so-distant future?

By Cherise Threewitt

First of all, I should get it out of the way and say that I always wear a helmet. Learn more about bike helmets.

By Lloyd Alter, Planet Green

Vinegar has been around since the dawn of civilization. Learn more about the 9 green uses for vinegar in the car.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

Car sharing services allow you access to a car when you need it — and only when you need it. But it can’t be that easy, right?

By Kristen Hall-Geisler