Transportation

5:29am

Fri January 24, 2014
Planet Money

When A $65 Cab Ride Costs $192

Originally published on Fri January 24, 2014 8:37 am

Update: Several readers commented on the route shown in the map above. Lisa Chow took the car for purposes of this story, and chose a route that began and ended near NPR's New York offices.
Lisa Chow

I was in the car for about an hour, rolling around Manhattan in the middle of a snowstorm. The ride normally would have cost me $65. But when it came time to pay, my driver, Kirk Furye, was concerned for me.

"Are you going to get in trouble with NPR?" he asked. "You are almost at three times the [normal] amount."

Final cost of a one-hour cab ride: $192.00.

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11:43am

Tue January 7, 2014
Transportation

When Will Commuter Rail Come To Longmont?

The study is evaluating a number of commuter rail options including phasing the construction of Northwest Rail and extending the North Metro line to Longmont.
Credit Jim Hill / KUNC

3:08pm

Wed January 1, 2014
Shots - Health News

When Teen Drivers Multitask, They're Even Worse Than Adults

You can do it. But your 16-year-old can't. Teens were more likely to have accidents while eating or talking in the car.
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Everyone knows that the first rule of driving is never take your eyes off the road.

Teen drivers start off being careful, but they tend to start multitasking after just a few months behind the wheel, according to research published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

And while older drivers can handle eating or talking to passengers, which trip up the newbies, dialing a cell phone increased the risk of accidents among young and experienced drivers alike.

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6:00am

Sat December 28, 2013
Traffic

Flashing Lights, Not Pace Cars, To Wrangle Holiday I-70 Traffic

Look familiar?
Credit Used with Permission of the Colorado Department of Transportation / Flickr - Colorado DOT

5:00am

Fri December 20, 2013
CDOT

Temporary Repairs Not Enough For U.S. Highway 36

October 5, 2013 Utah National Guard members work to repair a flood-damaged stretch of U.S. Highway 36 in Boulder and Larimer Counties, Colo.
Credit Utah National Guard

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