TRANS PORTATION curated News November 27th

AIRSHIPS - The Switch: Thank an air traffic controller today
Two-and-a-half million people are going to try to fly someplace Wednesday. If you're one of those poor souls, you may be itching to strangle someone by the time you collapse into your shoe box of a seat. But, realistically? Our headaches as passengers — flight delays, long lines at security — mostly get sorted out before we board the plane.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/post/thank-an


AIRSHIPS - Why don't airlines just add more flights at the holidays?

http://www.nbcnews.com/travel/why-dont-airlines-just-add-mor


Bykes - Fancy some bike gear? Here are 7 items we love
We take a test ride in an online "crowd-curated catalog of amazing goods", searching for presents for cyclists .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/gift-guides/fancy-some-bike-gear.h


CARS - 2014 Mazda3 Shines as a Driver's Car
2014 Mazda3 has richer looks, good fuel mileage plus driving dynamic .. ...
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/2014-mazda3-shines-driver


CARS - Video: Tesla Discusses Why Owners Needn’t Worry About Winter
While rumor has it Tesla is working on an all-wheel drive version of the Model S, for now owners are saddled with a powerful rear-wheel drive luxury sedan with months of bad weather to look forward to. To assuage fears, Tesla has released this video highlighting some of the Model S features designed specifically to handle cold weather and snowy roads.Tesla’s Chris Porritt discusses a few of the features that set the Model S apart, like a warm-up ...
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http://gas2.org/2013/11/27/video-tesla-discusses-owners-need


EVs - Over 2,400 Ford Focus Electrics Recalled
While electric cars like the Nissan Leaf and even the Fiat 500e are regularly making the news, one EV we haven’t heard much from is the Ford Focus Electric. Unfortunately the latest news on the electric Ford isn’t good, as a powertrain software fault requires the recall of approximately 2,456 Focus Electrics out of less than 3,000 built and sold.So far, the Blue Oval has built about 2,911 Focus Electrics since it went on sale in late 2011, despit ...
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http://gas2.org/2013/11/27/over-2400-ford-focus-electrics-re


TRAFFIC - 6 tips for surviving your holiday road trip
According to the American Automobile Association, 39 million people are hitting the road for Thanksgiving, and the winter storm affecting much of the nation could make a mess of things for many of them. That three-hour car trip could turn into a six-hour drive .. ...
http://www.today.com/news/how-survive-your-holiday-road-trip


TRAFFIC - The New Old Age Blog: Paratransit: Stuck in the Slow Lane
Transportation options for seniors are not keeping pace with demand .. ...
http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/27/paratransit-st