TRANS PORTATION curated News February 12th

Bykes - This ten point plan for fixing British cycling could apply in North America too
It's just good sense to to this everywhere .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/ten-point-plan-fixing-britis


CARS - 500,000 car purchases avoided in US thanks to carsharing
Think carsharing doesn't get people to move beyond cars? Think again .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/500000-car-purchases-avoided-


CARS - Audi sees room for TT family, including possible crossover and superlight models
Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Performance, Geneva Motor Show, Crossover, Audi, LuxuryWith the third-generation Audi TT slated for a debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in just a few weeks time, we've received some interesting news out of the United Kingdom. Speaking to the crew at Top Gear, Chief Engineer Ulrich Hackenberg made some interesting statements about the next TT, noting that he likes the idea of a production Allroad Shooting Brake." ...
Audi TT Shooting Brake Concept live at Detroit Auto Show
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/12/audi-tt-family-allroad-sh


CARS - Contrary to popular belief, The Lincoln Motor Company is not dead - Yet
The Lincoln Motor Company is really just two vehicles, the MKZ sedan and the MKX crossover. In January both did very well compared to January 2013 .. ...
http://www.torquenews.com/1083/contrary-popular-belief-linco


CARS - Honda Civic Type R Concept to hatch in Geneva
Filed under: Concept Cars, Budget, Performance, Geneva Motor Show, Hatchback, HondaAs if the Geneva Motor Show isn't exciting enough, now we have word that a new version of a certain iconic Japanese hot hatch will make an appearance there in a few weeks time. Honda has announced that its Civic Type R Concept will be revealed during the show's media days, which take place March 4 and 5.Since this is Honda we're talking about, we should point out t ...
Honda Civic Type R Concept
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/12/honda-civic-type-r-concep


CARS - Is the Kia K900 Stunning Enough To Crack the Luxury Market?
Kia is in the midst of introducing the 2015 Kia K900 to the American automotive journalists in Orange County .. ...
Kia K900
http://www.torquenews.com/108/kia-k900-stunning-enough-crack


CARS - McLaren confirms 650S ahead of Geneva reveal
Filed under: Performance, Geneva Motor Show, McLarenMcLaren has a big reveal in store for next month's Geneva Motor Show. It has just announced a new model called the McLaren 650S for the Swiss show, but at the moment, it's not saying much more, releasing just the single teaser image shown above and no real details about its new sports car.McLaren promises that the 650S sits between the MP4-12C and P1 in its lineup and says the new model incorpor ...
McLaren 650S
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/12/mclaren-650s-confirmed-ge


CARS - Official: Hennessey reveals HPE700 Twin-Turbo Corvette Stingray [w/video]
Filed under: Aftermarket, Coupe, Performance, ChevroletHennessey Performance (HPE) has released another weapon for those determined to outgun all other vehicles on the road. This one is called the HPE700 Twin-Turbo Corvette Stingray - and predictably, it goes like stink.While the stock, naturally aspirated 6.2-liter LT1 V8 under the hood of the Chevrolet is good for a healthy 455 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque, the good folks in Texas ha ...
Hennessey HPE700 Twin-Turbo Corvette Stingray
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/12/hennessey-hpe-700-corvett


CARS - Ohio car dealers are fighting tooth and nail to keep Tesla out of the state
It's déjà vu all over again, again! Auto dealers have been fighting Tesla Motors on multiple fronts for a while now, trying to either force them to do business with the traditional sales model, or be prohibited from selling in certain states .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/ohio-car-dealers-fight-tooth-


CARS - Report: Auto sector employment now higher than pre-recession levels
Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Plants/ManufacturingThe US economy has come a long way since the mid-to-late 2000s, when the daily news was more depressing than the Detroit Lions' playoff hopes. Need proof of that? A recent report from The Detroit News says it all - auto employment has hit a five-year high, and the sector now employs more people than it did in September of 2008.3,400 new jobs were added in the auto sector last month, while ...
Ford Increasing Production At Dearborn Truck Plant
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/12/auto-sector-employment-no


CARS - Study finds Lexus about twice as dependable as BMW
In its 25th annual Vehicle Dependability Study J.D. Power and Associates reaffirms Lexus dominance in the auto industry with regards to reliability. 2014 Lexus LF-NX The 2014 Lexus RC 350 The Lexus F will be a serious sports car. 2014 Lexus LF-NX Rear View ...
Lexus twice as reliable as BMW
http://www.torquenews.com/1083/study-finds-lexus-about-twice


CARS - Video: McLaren P1 is the new king of flamethrowers
Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Etc., Videos, Racing, McLarenIt may come as no surprise, but the staff of Autoblog is essentially a bunch of kids trapped in grown-up bodies. That means we're fairly easy to please. Give us a fast car or sensational bodywork, and we're pretty happy. Give us a fast car with sensational bodywork that shoots big freaking flames, though, and we'll be utterly mesmerized.Unsurprisingly, then, this video which shows noth ...
McLaren P1
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/12/mclaren-p1-flame-throwing


EVs - Electric Car Sales In Netherlands, Canada, & Ireland (January 2014)
Originally published on EV Obsession. Following up on my Norway, Sweden, and Denmark January 2014 electric car sales reports, here are reports for the Netherlands, Ireland, and Canada. For other January 2014 electric car sales or 2013 electric car sales, see the stories linked on the bottom of this article. Netherlands EV Sales Clearly, the Electric Car Sales In Netherlands, Canada, & Ireland (January 2014) was originally published on: CleanT ...
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/02/12/electric-car-sales-nethe


EVs - Green power company offers "free miles" to electric car owners
UK-based Ecotricity is offering 1000 free miles annually to electric car owners. Could this be a growth area for utilities .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/green-power-company-offers-fr


EVs - Nissan releases new commercial explaining LEAF ownership
Nissan has released a new Web video titled George's Story. In it, we meet George from Atlanta, Georgia, a Nissan LEAF owner .. ...
Nissan LEAF George's Story
http://www.torquenews.com/1080/nissan-releases-new-commercia


EVs - Worldwide electric car production predicted to soar by 67% in 2014!
This would make the worldwide EV installed base grow to 1.1 million by the end of the year .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/worldwide-electric-car-produc


FUELS - Tata and Westport introduce new 5L engine with GEMDi dual-fuel technology, new 3.8L SI gas engine
Tata 5L engine with GEMdi. Click to enlarge.Westport Innovations Inc. unveiled its newest proprietary dual-fuel technology: Westport gas enhanced methane diesel (Westport GEMDi), applied to Tata Motors’ new 5-liter dual-fuel methane-diesel engine. Westport GEMDi technology enables engine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to offer a fully integrated, high performance engine optimized for dual fuel operation.Westport co-developed GEMDi techno ...
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http://www.greencarcongress.com/2014/02/20140212-westport.ht


TRAFFIC - Will America’s Surging Number of Seniors Have Safe Streets to Be Active?
America is aging. But our communities are poorly designed for older people.Steve, 88, of Yuma, Arizona is still able to ride his trike to the store. Photo: Rails to TrailsSome cities are trying to prepare for the coming demographic changes with programs like Safe Routes for Seniors, writes Louise McGrody at Rails to Trails. But McGrody says it’s still unclear whether aging baby boomers will be able to integrate healthy activity into their lives, ...
Steve, 88, of Yuma, Arizona is still able to ride his trike to the store, thanks to calm neighborhood streets. Image: Rails to Trails
http://streetsblog.net/2014/02/11/will-americas-surging-numb


TRAINS - With Help From Supercapacitors, Trains Are Providing New Services to the Grid
Depending on where you live, your public transportation options either provide a quality way to get around, or are the subject of endless frustration. Often it’s a little a little bit of both. Even in the best public transportation locales, such as New York, it’s a wonder that any project gets completed, let alone expanded upon. The Second Avenue subway, finally under construction, has been in some sort of planning phase since 1929. Ride the rai ...
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/trains-supercapa